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Re: AMD64-generic doesn't see all 4GB RAM?

On Tue, Nov 07, 2006 at 04:34:18PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > 1) I don't like seeing errors / misdetected hardware in kernel messages.
> > Far too many times I've seen loading drivers for hardware that was never
> > there. As for kernel, I want it to be clean and do its work for the
> > exact hardware I use,
> Haven't seen that with the modularized kernels and discover. Matching
> the pci IDs to hardware works well.

Well, I personally have been trying debian kernels for a couple of
weeks. A machine that has been running Debian/unstable with custom
kernels for the last couple of years and always has been very stable,
now is not detecting the soundcard every couple of reboots. And since I
can't (mainly to lazy to figure out how to) get VMWare Server to work
anymore (I can't seem to find the correct headers for the installed
kernel) I'm making the same conclusion I made a couple of years ago:
custom kernels are much more reliable and easier.

(also rebuilding the initrd a couple of times in a single update on a slow
machine is no fun to watch)


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   Daniel Tryba

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