2.4 Kernel Stability
I need many of the new features in a 2.4 based kernel on my portable.
However, I like the Stable
packages, as I have not had any issues, except my own lack of knowledge
of Debian on a laptop.
I read that may people are running 2.4.x kernels on their portables. Is
there a (semi) stable release
of Debian 2.4, that I can run on a portable?
I have a Prostar P-IV running at 2GHz....
I have not tried to fix these 2.2 problems:
/dev/dsp device not found and not working i.e. no sound. (I
CD/DVD anything as the native deb install does not allow much of
anything to work
I install with floppies....
Could a portable boot 2 kernels (2.2.a and 2.4) from lilo without having
the installed packages wig out?
This way I can test everything on the same portable BEFORE making a
permanent commitment to 2.4.
Is 2.4.x near a formal release for Debian?
I really do not want to install everthing twice, but, if I have to I
could do this and test all that is critical
on 2.4, before deleteing the 2.2 kernel and packages? Suggestions and
pointers to a howto?
Actually, this is hopefully answered somewhere(in a howto) ????
I also want to add xawtv and many other MPEG4 packages, but, they only
seem to run on a 2.4 kernel.
Ideas and suggestions are most welcome!