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Old 11-29-2002, 12:45 AM   #1
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A new kernel is out! A new kernel is out! A new kernel is out!


Kernel 2.4.20 is out, changelog and please try to use a mirror.
Lots of USB fixes in this one plus support for some of the newer VIA chipsets.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 01:09 AM   #2
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Oh man! That is so sweet!! Thanks

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Old 11-29-2002, 01:10 AM   #3
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Yaaay!!
I can't wait to get home to build it

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Old 11-29-2002, 06:22 AM   #4
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Damn, I will scoop you on a kernel release some day Aussie!!! I just passed 18Mb of 32.39... come on baby daddy need a compile!

Cheers,

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Old 11-29-2002, 06:24 AM   #5
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hmm, i really can't understand how anyone can "yay" abuot a new kernel... hehe, nevermind
 
Old 11-29-2002, 07:27 AM   #6
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hmm, i really can't understand how anyone can "yay" abuot a new kernel... hehe, nevermind
Cynic!

I never enjoy playing around with unstable, for one thing, I couldn't get my scsi cd-rom to work until around 2.5.40-something.

Aside from some Matrox stuff I suspect was in 2.4.19, I didn't get much new cool niftiness.

New register specific support for tulip cards, that was cool, no kidding Aussie about the USB-festival, but none of that really matters to me.

One odd one though, they cranked some really bizarre new support into my cheap little soundcard, the CM8783, like using the line-in jack as a bass speaker!!! so I went and grabbed a spare set of speakers and I'm getting a bass booster tomorrow from somewhere, this is unreal loud!!! Heck, Kewp can probably hear this.

Still no new HPT 37x or PDC 2027xx support. I could have sword that they had backported that in from 2.5.x, guess I was reading the wrong log Well, back to telling the raid kiddies in Hardware they still need to get their juice directly from promise.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:13 AM   #7
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Heh,heh....I like the 8130too and reiserFS tweaks, and since my printer, scanner and webcam are all USB devices the USB fixes are always welcome :-)
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:59 AM   #8
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I can't get near the any of the mirror sites - does anyone know what issues this release deals with? (The question being do I really need it)?

Cheers
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Old 11-29-2002, 09:09 AM   #9
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I think one of the first rules in the kernel compiling how-to is that you should never update your kernel "just for kicks", which is of course exactly why I do it, every time!

Mail me if you can't find a fast mirror within the next hour or so, I'll stick the source somewhere public... although the outgoing from my ADSL line is still only 30k/sec so it'll take about an hour to get the whole thing from here.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 11-29-2002, 09:31 AM   #10
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Thanks Fin,

I'm not in a hurry tho. If it ain't broke, I'll crack on with fixing the broken stuff on my system!

Appreciated tho.
Bert
 
  


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