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Old 01-02-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
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kernel 26 on mdk 9.1 good idea?

Hi, I was thinking about upgrading a new kernel (26) on my mandrake 9.1 .I am still on kernel 13 that came with mandrake 9.1 CD .I had upgrade to kernel 25 once ,it run well but after compling a qt and installing a bunch of stuff from my CD which my new program need dependercy ,it skew up the X-server and wouldn`t know which qt to use and won't load the X-window.I don't know how to fix it and other thing is that I need a working computer by end of the day so I had to reinstall mandrake all over again .Coz I don't know other way around ,So I was wondering this,wil it be a good idea to upgrade to kernel 26 or if you know any kernel version that work best mandrake 9.1 please tell me.I haven't install my graphic driver and sound card yet,I am waiting to upgrade my kernel.And could you tell me whether my graphic and sound card can run into problem with new kernel and other thing,is that after installing a new kernel will it be problem with rpm program file that came with the CD .
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Old 01-02-2004, 05:46 AM   #2
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IMO if your current kernel is working fine then it really isn't worth the effort, better off waiting for the next Mandrake release. I think i saw something on linuxdistros about the beta which comes with bleeding egde packages, 2.6 kernel, kde 3.2 beta etc, you might want to try that.
Otherwise if you really want to upgrade I suggest you look for a guide on using 2.6 with Mandrake first, I'm sure there is one around.

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Old 01-02-2004, 06:17 AM   #3
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I was thinking mandrake 9.2 but I saw that there is more problem rather than inprovement.A lot software and people seem have one or more problem with mdk9.2 so I decided to hang on 9.1 but some of the software I had download doesn't wok propley coz in readme file it said that it run better on kernel which is highter than mine.I'll look for any document about mandrake and kernel the way,will it be good to install the kernel from software update from Mandrake update?
thanks for advice.
Old 01-02-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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MDK 9.2

I was in your same position, but finally I have decided to MDK 9.2 even I knew it had some bugs problem. I have to say that after updating the packages and reading the errata in MDK site I have been able to solve the problems I had and everything seems to work now
I suggest you to wait for the next release if you do not want to upgrade to MDK 9.2 now
Old 01-02-2004, 07:45 AM   #5
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Bear in mind that if you compile your own kernel you will lose the supermount feature to automatically mount cds.
Old 01-03-2004, 12:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the info,I decided not to change my kernel but upgrade it to 2.4.21-13 to 2.4.21-26 .I decided to wait for next manrake release.I saw it in mandrake site that they already are releaseing a cooker with kernel 26 and kde 3.2 beta ;I guess that would be their next release;I 'll wait for that.



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