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Is a initrd rebuild really necessary? The modules will still be the same. It's the same kernel version after all, and the patches don't look like they impact any modules to me. Obviously, it's safest to rebuild just to be on the safe side, but in this case I'm not convinced it's necessary.
We will probably spend more time discussing the necessity of rebuilding an initrd than it would take to simply do it.
However, if the modules were the same, then why did Pat release a new modules package? That implies that there might/should be some difference. Me? I like my system to come up when I reboot it versus muttering bad words when it doesn't because I cut a corner during an upgrade. YMMV.
when I first installed slackware on this computer and for some reason it didn't pick up on all the modules needed for the initrd to boot. I know how to find the modules, I just got lazy and took the gamble. If it had been a version change, I wouldn't have took the gamble, on second thought, maybe I will on the next version change just to see what would happens, this is a play toy anyways and not a production machine.
I manually upgraded the kernel to 188.8.131.52, because that's how I do it, and sound works; however I did receive the "KDE detected that one or more internal sound devices were removed" message. I'm using xfce4. I think the message occurred during the first run of digikam. Instead of choosing the "manage" option, I chose the "forget" option. And apparently it did, because there was no audio after that.
Upon reboot, audio was back, and the message has yet to recur, even when opening digikam.