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Old 06-08-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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Updating Mandrake 9.2 Kernel


I'm completly new to Linux and I was told to try out Mandrake version 9.2. I've got it downloaded and burned onto disks. I've also read that it is recommened to update the kernel cause the old one has a lot of bugs. I found intructions on the Mandrake website but it all confused me. Can someone help me find the right files and help me update the kernel?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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you can read my guide if you wish that i will link below :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...355#post379355

its a step by step with an explanation to each step ...
so hopefully this will be of more help to you ...
 
Old 06-18-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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kernel version

is there a commando to find out what kernel version you have installed? I have Mandrake 9.2 like "Dark X PSX". I wanted to DL some patches so that I can hibernate my laptop but I dont know the version of the kernel.

Thanks
 
Old 06-18-2004, 04:09 PM   #4
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Re: kernel version

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Originally posted by arson
is there a commando to find out what kernel version you have installed? I have Mandrake 9.2 like "Dark X PSX". I wanted to DL some patches so that I can hibernate my laptop but I dont know the version of the kernel.

Thanks
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For me, at least, would NOT touch the kernel if everything is going smooth. one thing I learned about Linux is that you shouldn't change anything that doesn't need to be changed. I remember I upgraded my kernel source and I had to deal with losing my video and it got all messy.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 06:05 PM   #5
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thanks

thanks for the advice actually I also need to know the version so that i can add a patch so that I can use the linux hibernation. As to updating the kernel ... you are right. Thanks
 
  


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