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Basrah 03-02-2006 11:38 AM

Kernel upgrade/update?? Can I ...
 
Yes I am a Newbie, that is why I am posting here, so if what you have to say is a smart ass comment..don't waste my time. Obviously I have been scolded before.
I am running Suse 9.3 Kernel 2.6.11.4-21.11-default. I have an ibm T43, the specs are here:

thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T43

I want to configure the APS (active protection system), and other features on the embedded security subsystem:

thinkwiki.org/wiki/Embedded_Security_Subsystem

From what I have read regarding this I need to have kernel 2.6.12 or 2.6.15. My question is can I update/upgrade my current running kernel from 2.6.11 to either of these? I have installed and configured VMware so I can use a guest op to test this. I am currently working in Iraq, so ordering books is possible, but very time consuming waiting for them to arrive, so please in response either post how to, or direct me to a web site that I can use.

Thank you, in advance for you help.
Basrah, Iraq.

Jaqui 03-02-2006 12:00 PM

You can, by getting the kernel sources and compiling them.

You may want to see if you can get the suse customised kernel sources.
you will need to enter what I call dependancy he$$, as each time the kernel version changes you have to rebuild the entire base system for it.

It is actually easier to upgrade to a newer version of your distro to get newer kernel than the build your own kernel.

Basrah 03-02-2006 12:16 PM

Jaqui,
Thank you. I attempted to download 10.0. However, with our connecton over here it was going to take 372 hours, our power goes out several times a day, so this was not an option. I will be returning home in April and will purchase 10.0 at that time. This however, opens another set of questions. I have configured my fingerprint reader to work with 9.3, as well as numerous other programs, VMware, kde 3.5...will upgrading to 10.0 maintain my current programs and settings?

Different sub. I noticed that you live in VanBC. I used to live in Bellingham WA and spent a lot of time in BC, gaslamp dist to be specific. BC is a great city, beautiful too, I raced mountain bikes in Wistler for a while on the northwest circuit to boot. Small world I guess. Anyway thank you for your time.

Basrah


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