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Re: Any gotchas with kernel 2.4.x and Debian?



ALSA
I notice in another thread there are reports of some problems building ALSA because of perl changes in sid aka unstable. This might be relevant to your problems.

FIREWALL
Each of the last 3 kernels has employed a different firewalling scheme, so a firewall setup that worked in 2.2 may not work in 2.4. However, there are some references to a backward compatibility mode in 2.4, so maybe 2.2 firewalls will work. Also, many of the tools to build a firewall for novices are probably not caught up with the latest scheme.

I'm thinking of the change myself, so I'm curious about these issues also. Notice the use of "may" in the preceding: I'm not sure of this info.

At 01:19 PM 2/20/01 -0800, Aaron Brashears wrote:
On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 07:02:59PM +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm running 2.4.1, too, but I didn't get alsa to build. I used the
> male-dpkg modules_image method. alsa-source from woody didn't compile,
> the package from sid had a problem that looked like I needed some newer
> package management parts. I've asked already on the list (complete with
> error messages, I could dig that up in the archives if you want), but
> received no answer. Did you do anything special? Alsa version?


I read through the changelist over on alsa-project.org and noticed
that one of the changes was to 'support the latest kernels.' I suspect
you should use the alsa-source from sid since it's in the .5 range,
whereas woody is still a .4 release.

Luckily, I found a soundcard in another computer that's directly
supported by the kernel source, so I didn't have to worry about alsa
with this computer.


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