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Originally posted by Gort32 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 18.104.22.168. I ugess this would be a reason not to
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.