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Kernel version 2.4.x and sticking to it
Kernel version 2.6.x and sticking to it
Kernel version 2.4.x but thinking to upgrade to 2.6.x
Kernel version 2.6.x but thinking to downgrade back to 2.4.x

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
sl4ckw4re
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What kernel version ?


Just courious what kernel most people use and what will the future kernel version they plan to upgrade to.

*EDIT*
Oh, and please post your reason for your choice.

Last edited by sl4ckw4re; 07-17-2006 at 08:51 AM.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
spydrmn
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Slacker......in the procrastinator sense.

I chose the installed 2.4 but upgrading just because it's still a fresh install and I haven't had time to upgrade yet. It's on the TODO list though :-).
 
Old 07-17-2006, 10:27 AM   #3
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I'm in the 2.6 series and there's no turnback
 
Old 07-17-2006, 10:43 AM   #4
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now i've a 2.6.17.6 kernel version principaly to use automount with freerock gnome. On the other hand i've used a 2.4.* during a lot of time and it worked very well. I find it boots a little quicker that the 2.6.

If you want to install the nvidia drivers with a 2.4.* kernel you must add this command : ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762 -pkg1.run --force-tls=classic
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
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The new features are all being made for the 2.6 kernel line. I think ext2cow is the only reason I would consider using a 2.4 kernel right now -- and that isn't enough of a reason

Seriously, udev support, fewer compile/install commands, grsec for servers, union/squashfs (I release a live-cd), etc. I like the 2.6 kernel series.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #6
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I use 2.6.17.1 because I am a bleeding edge type of guy!
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:46 PM   #7
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I'm using 2.4 because it came with 10.2 and I haven't really been bothered to compile a new kernel (and also because I can't use my machines at the moment ). When Slack 11 is released, I will use the 2.6 that comes with it.. or just compile 2.6.17.x.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:49 PM   #8
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Using 2.6.x for sometime now and sticking with it, plus patch it with the -ck patchset
 
Old 07-17-2006, 03:39 PM   #9
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On my PC I use 2.6 because I can (Plus customised udev rules are pretty useful for various devices).

On my laptop, since it's a more recent one (Acer Aspire 5021WLMi), I need to use 2.6 since there are an awful lot of changes/ fixes needed that went into 2.6 recently (ACPI updates, chipset fixes, etc)

Last edited by cathectic; 07-17-2006 at 03:41 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 03:40 PM   #10
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I'm using both of them, for different systems.

2.6.16.26 for desktops
and 2.4.32/2.4.33-rc2 for servers
 
Old 07-17-2006, 03:51 PM   #11
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2.6.17.6 because i like to break things and experiment, i can always boot my previous kernel anytime

(edit: darn.. i made a mistake, it's Kernel 2.6.x and thinking of upgrading, of course)

Last edited by MannyNix; 07-17-2006 at 04:01 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 09:29 PM   #12
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2.4 for me. It supports all my hardware just fine so I have no reason to upgrade. Besides, I have heard that 2.6 is pretty buggy in comparison. When 2.6 is Slackware's default/only kernel, I will switch.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 10:31 PM   #13
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2.6.16.16 and will likely compile a more recent soon.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 10:54 PM   #14
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Using 2.6.17 kernel and also the 2.6 headers (testing) package...

I just also like to be on top, have the most recent stuff, etc.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 11:18 PM   #15
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I use 2.6 kernels for two main reasons... I've never had any problems with them and they're the only kernels I know! I've only been using linux for almost a year so I have no experience with 2.4. Everything I've done in linux has been with a 2.6 and all my hardware runs fine for me. I'm also quite used to compiling 2.6 kernels since I've switched to slack. When slack 11 comes out and the 2.6 kernel is official, I'll be using that exclusively.

I also compile my own kernels "just for fun" usually after about 4 or 6 increments of the y version (as in 2.6.x.y), or when a new x version comes out. If anything it keeps my kernel skills up to date and I don't have to worry so much about security. I'm currently running 2.6.17.3 and I'll probably do another one this weekend regardless of what version it is.
 
  


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