Do new Kernels improve hardware support?
I'm currently on Slackware 10, that come with kernel 2.4.26. Obviously I'm way off the current build of 2.6.9. Instead of applying the 30 odd patches to bring me up to date I was going to install a new kernel. The main reason for this is to try and get my network card recognised. Am I totally wrong in thinking that upgrading the kernel will help hardware support, and does anyone have any advice before I install a new kernel?