The 2.6 series kernels provide a lot better support for the hardware in the R3000 series compared to the 2.4. Support for ACPI (important!), CPU throttling (using the powernow-k8 module on the R3000 even if you have an "Athlon XP" CPU) Firewire, and so on have made great strides since 2.4. There is really no reason to run a 2.4 kernel on a laptop unless you are tied to an application that requires a 2.4 kernel.
Håkan (oh, and go Skeå!)
Last edited by hw-tph; 05-16-2005 at 04:52 PM.