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Old 02-25-2004, 11:22 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 1 clean install, upgrade the kernel or no?


I was getting all my updates when I noticed that, I could in fact install the new kernel (either i386 or athlon)...

What are the benefits and should I or shouldn't I?

I'm quite new.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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There have been multiple updates to the kernel since FC1 was released. The official announcements describe changes made in each update: fedora-announce list archives

An unofficial index of the same info can be found here (it's easier to read): fedoranews updates

Some of the fixes relate to security, some to particular hardware, etc.

Bottom line (my opinion): if you have a fast internet connection, it's a no-brainer to keep your kernel up to date. If you're on a modem you might want to decide whether the patches matter enough to you. The good news is that up2date will only need to download the latest kernel, which is around 10MB. If you have the kernel-source package installed, add another 40MB download.

Also if you installed NVIDIA's graphics drivers, you'll need to re-install them for the newer kernel.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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