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Old 12-10-2003, 03:59 PM   #1
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changing kernel source

Ummm ok question I have kernel 2.4.20-8 can I go to kernel 2.4.20_20.9??

and do I need athlon kernel or what cuz im on an Athlon XP 1900+
Old 12-10-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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>Ummm ok question I have kernel 2.4.20-8 can I go to kernel 2.4.20_20.9??
Unless you have reasons not to, you should probably go to 2.4.23: a serious security issue has been found in <=2.4.22.

>and do I need athlon kernel or what cuz im on an Athlon XP 1900+
If you want to compile it from source, the compiler itself should be able to optimize it for your system.
If you get a precompiled package then you may get a standard i586 build, but you'll have better performance with a athlon-specific build.

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Old 12-10-2003, 07:07 PM   #3
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If you are running Redhat, the up2date service will upgrade your kernel to that version. As noted though, a security hole was discovered in many older versions of the kernel (see unSpawn's comments on the LQ homepage) but it has been fixed in 2.4.23 and above. -- J.W.


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