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Old 08-11-2010, 04:25 AM   #1
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where can i get the latest kernel thats out now for ubuntu or fedora?


hello i want to have a linux distro thata has the newest kernel thats out now ,which kernelss would yuou recommend?

or how would you download the newest kernel for fedora 13? or ubuntu

im using a acer aspire netbook and want to get some things to work.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 04:39 AM   #2
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for fedora you could use yum if i am right
 
Old 08-11-2010, 04:44 AM   #3
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You can get latest kernel from http://www.kernel.org/ and compile it yourself if you want. It would not matter what distribution you are using. Else you should wait till the distribution developers do that for you and bring that in repositories.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 05:09 AM   #4
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If you want to be on the safe side (meaning you'll get support from your distro maintainers) then you are tied to whatever they release. Gentoo is a metadistro that makes the kernels available pretty fast, I don't know if there's any other around that will release kernels as frequently as Gentoo does. It's possible.

But you should be able to pick the latest from kernel.org as said above and compile it yourself. You can use /proc/config.gz from the running kernel as a base to build your own one. It will be a learning exercise.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 06:23 AM   #5
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Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat has 2.6.35-14, probably higher soon...
you can get a daily build here
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
 
Old 08-11-2010, 06:27 AM   #6
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hello i want to have a linux distro thata has the newest kernel thats out now ,which kernelss would yuou recommend?
I would suggest what you are after is going to be extremely unstable, Gentoo would be your best bet if you want the lastest possible kernel without having to create an entirely new private distribution (which by the time you finish there would already be newer kernels out by)... however that still means having to put in a lot work again.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 08:24 AM   #7
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or how would you download the newest kernel for fedora 13? or ubuntu
For Fedora:

Code:
su
yum upgrade
For Ubuntu:

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This is very basic stuff that you need to learn no matter which distro you choose.

ps I'm told Ubuntu runs very well on the Acer Aspire One (and I'm not sure about Fedora, though generally it can do anything Ubuntu can do).

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...hines/Netbooks
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AspireOne
 
  


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