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Old 11-14-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
Ztcoracat
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Upgrading The Kernel


Hi:

I'm running Debian Squeeze stable and currently have:
2.6.32-5 version of the kernel.

All is well; system is running smooth and stable but I have a question-

I downloaded 'linux-3.0.51.tar.bz2' of the kernel but haven't installed it.

At some point do I need to upgrade the kernel to a newer version?
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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No. A new kernel will be installed when the next Debian version is released. It will automatically update the kernel for you. However, you do have the option of installing a newer kernel. Various methods exist, search the forums.

PS: 3.0.x is obsolete by now, the current (at time of writing) version is 3.6.6: see http://www.kernel.org/ If you are going to install a new kernel, make sure it's the latest stable version from the kernel.org guys.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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2.6.32 is the stable and well-tested kernel used by Debian, Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu Long-Term-Support. If it meets your needs then stick with it.

Typically on a stable system, most users only install a new kernel if they need support for newer hardware, or to correct a specific performance problem.

Last edited by snowpine; 11-14-2012 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
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In that case I'll wait until the new kernel arrives and when the next Debian version is released.

I haven't installed any new hardware and do not have any issues with the performance of my computer.

Thank You; both...Dutch Master and Snowpine for the clarification.
 
Old 11-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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In that case I'll wait until the new kernel arrives and when the next Debian version is released.

I haven't installed any new hardware and do not have any issues with the performance of my computer.

Thank You; both...Dutch Master and Snowpine for the clarification.
You ought to mark this solved.
 
  


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