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Old 03-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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patching the kernel 2.6.15

Hello all,

i want to install the linux drivers for my wifi card but the tutorial i'm folowwing tells me that i need a 2.6.15 or later kernel.

I,m using Back-track distro, that i installed from live-cd and my kernel version is: 2.6.12

Can someone point me to where i can find all the patches to update from 2.6.12 to 2.6.15.

Apparentle a have to upgrade from 2.6.12 to 2.613 then from 2.6.13 to 2.6.14 and so on ????

thanks for any help
Old 03-15-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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you can patch if you like, but I always find it easier to just do use a fresh kernel if you are upgrading that much. is the place to get the kernel and there are some other helpful tips on there also. Another great place for info about patching/compiling is . there are good guides on there for both patching and compiling.
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All things considered, an upgrade of your distro is often the simplest way to accomplish a substantial kernel-version upgrade.

If you were making a major jump, from 2.4.x to 2.6.x, then I would insist upon it. But since you are not (this is a minor-release level change), you could obtain the more current source, compile and install it without an excessive number of difficulties.


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