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Old 10-11-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
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Debian patched kernel vs official Linux Kernel


Just wondering what the main differences are; peoples opinions on which is better etc. Also which is better for me if i want to upgrade mine.

Thanks for your time.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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Unless you have a reason not to, just use your distro's kernel - it will make things much easier in the long run, especially for the next time you want to update your kernel.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:34 AM   #3
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Unless you have a reason not to, just use your distro's kernel - it will make things much easier in the long run, especially for the next time you want to update your kernel.
Yes...unless you want a newer kernel. Like Sarge and Etch only have 2.6.8. I had to use "pure" sources for 2.6.13.2. I ugess this would be a reason not to
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:46 AM   #4
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thanks, all good reasons, but i was wondering if anyone could tell me what i would get in a debian patched kernel that i wouldn't get in the pure version.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 04:04 PM   #5
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I'm not sure about that...but if you wanted to use the debian patches, there is a debian package for the patches. Probably not for the newer versions of the kernels
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:12 AM   #6
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I've encountered an annoying problem conserning Debian kernel sources: I recently was forced to update my Etch. Fine, I thought, no problems, done it hundreds of times. Then came error with udev: kernel 2.6.12+ required. No kernel sources available for anything over 2.6.8 at Debian repositories... had to download 2.6.13 from kernel.org - everything running smoothly.

I learned one useful thing from this "disaster". Debian can make good debian kernel packages even from kernel.org kernel sources. I did not doubt it but I had not tried it before. So whatever you do, I suggest you to install and use the "kernel-package" instead of manually compiling and installing the kernel. That will save you a lot of trouble as Debian can "see" the installed kernel.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:17 AM   #7
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I have also noticed the udev error on my system, what is udev?
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:45 AM   #8
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Also get the same message for Hal. I dont remember installing either of them. Can someone explain what they are for.
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