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Old 06-06-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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Should I download newest Linux kernel 2.6 version?


Is it necessary to download the newest kernel at all times? I have Fedora Core 9. My recent kernel version is 2.6.27.24-78.2.53.fc9-i686. The most recent stable version of the kernel is 2.6.29.4
Source: http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft...ernel-2.6.html

PS How to extract a .tar.bz2 file? I've only used gzip/gunzip.

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Old 06-06-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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It's one of those things that if you feel the need to ask, you don't need to do it. You'd know if you did. just keep up to date via yum. Distro vendors do a LOT of things to a default kernel to suit the system, so you'd realistically be taking a big step backwards if you stuck in your own vanilla kernel build without the myriad of patches Fedora guys apply.

As for bz2, do jxvf instead of zxvf.
 
Old 06-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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