You can build the latest kernel the debian way and will be selectable from
From: Patrick Wiseman [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: Why is the kernel in testing so far behind what's current?
On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Nate Bargmann <email@example.com
> * Patrick Wiseman <firstname.lastname@example.org
> [2009 May 12 23:06 -0500]:
>> According to the Linux Kernel Archives: The latest stable version of
>> the Linux kernel is: 18.104.22.168. So why is the latest kernel in
>> testing 2.6.26?
> In my experience, there is no point in bringing in a more recent
> kernel package until 2.6.30 is released which includes drm and video
> driver fixes required by the latest Xorg packages although the latest
> 2.6.2902 package enabled 3D rendering again in the latest Xorg
> packages in Sid, at least for the Radeon chipset.
>The reason I asked is that network-manager has been freezing my system and
the maintainer, who believes it's a kernel problem, >asked me to test it
against the latest kernel. But I really don't want to get ahead of, or out
of sync with, where testing is.