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Re: Upgrade to Kernel 2.6.8-11-em64t-p4-smp

my experience was that the difference between 2.6.8 and 2.6.11
was enormous for amd64 (although it might mainly have been
for nforce based boards), since 2.6.11 things have really
only just got more tidy (ie my mboard sound being specifically
identified rather than just identified by its generic chip)

im sure there are deeper architectural changes that are
of benefit also. i recall nvidia whinging about changes that
broke their drivers. but thats really their own fault.


Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 09:14:31AM +1100, Dean Hamstead wrote:

quite seriously, wouldnt...

wget ftp://ftp.xx.debian.. ../kernel-image-xxx.deb
dpkg -i kernel-image-xxx.deb

work, perhaps a few supporting packages might need updating

Only if you can fulfill the dependancies, such as a newer initrd
generator (such as yaird or initramfs, both of which can probably be

2.6.12 seems like no big deal, but any newer and the initrd seems to
become an issue to solve first.

Len Sorensen

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