since I've just installed woody a few things I've noticed:
I installed it using the net install CD. This CD has yet no ability to
choose between kernel 2.2 and 2.4. Which is not so bad, since kernel 2.2
is quite a good choice. It's a good decision to make it the default
kernel. But some packages are inconsequent in this point, since they
need a 2.4 kernel.
I've noticed this with the alsa modules, which are not available in a
2.2 version. The same problem with cdrecord. The default package has
problems recognizing inserted cds on a 2.2 kernel. At least this package
tells the user about the wrong version and how to compile the package
again (I was surprised how simple this was, apt is cool).
I for myself did a kernel update to 2.4 then. Never had a kernel update
(by package) without problems on other systems so far, but this time
everything went smooth. Very good packages. Far better then SuSe's or
In overall Debian is an excellent system. The installation is nothing
for newbies since many things have be be setup manually after the
installation itself, but it's worth the work. I have now the most
stable, fast and complete Linux installation I'had ever on my system!
Congratulations to all the volunteers out there.
Philipp Wolfer <email@example.com>
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