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Old 10-25-2003, 07:05 AM   #1
Riichard
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How do I update the kernel


Hello
I'm using RedHat 9 with KDE
I want to update the kernel but am not sure wether I have an i386 or i686 machine?
I have synaptic but the site it connects to is very slow so would rather try the updates manually.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 09:47 AM   #2
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Do yourself a big favor and don`t attempt to upgrade your kernel if everything is working fine. There aren`t enough differences between different versions of Kernel 2.4 to be worth the headache you`ll surely get attempting to mess with your kernel and I wouldn`t reccommend using a beta kernel. Wait till Redhat comes out with an updated kernel on RHN that is allready prepackaged.

Don`t mess with your kernel if you don`t want this
And don`t use an odd numbered kernel or pre-kernel unless you like being a guinea pig.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 10:10 AM   #3
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Everythings working apart from my sound card.
The problem being my sound card needs alsa drivers from the fresh rpms site and they are only for newer kernels.
I'm using 2.4.20-8 and the alsa ones are 2.4.20_20.9
Upgrading the kernel seems a bit scary for me but how else could I get my sound card to work?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:31 PM   #4
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You can get the alsa drivers that work with your current kernel over at www.alsa-project.org . Like the other person said, until you are comfortable resurrecting your machine from the dead if something goes wrong then it's best not to mess with the kernel until your a little more seasoned. Heck, it still gets me nervous when I compile.

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