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Old 04-27-2006, 06:30 PM   #1
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Distros with 2.6.16 kernel


I am looking for a goood distro that uses the latest linux kernel. I tried SUSE 10.1 RC2 but it wouldn't install. What kernel does Gentoo use? Most disros don't actually say which kernel is used on the current build or home page. Any help is apprecciated.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Gentoo Linux uses the 2.6.16 kernel, Im on it right now.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 09:23 PM   #3
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Zenwalk (http://www.zenwalk.org) is a lightweight version of slackware which aims to have the latest everything. Presently advertising 2.6.16.9 kernel.

Very minimal compared to monster distros like SuSE and Gentoo tho'.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 11:40 PM   #4
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Gentoo is by no means a monster distro. Once you install, you have a base system w/out x. Not too monster ;-) In fact, you dont have ANYTHING on your computer, you just add stuff one by one as you need it. Its quite nice actually.

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:45 PM   #5
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Fedora is also an option.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:37 AM   #6
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Fedora is also an option.
Ditto. Both FC4 and FC5 have kernel 2.6.16 now.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 01:43 AM   #7
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I'm becoming a bit partial to Arch - not for those without the inclination to "get in" and do a bit themselves though.
Stays pretty current, and the entire distro is i686 rather than just the kernel like a lot of others.

Gentoo is my major system, but I do a lot of my kernel testing on Arch now.
Laptops is no contest - Arch.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:06 PM   #8
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my main system is gentoo as well, but I have heard about about Arch. Is it worth a try? I am looking for a distro that is pretty much bare bones, where to install something you need to pretty much do everything yourself (deps, configures, and such). Is Arch a good choice? Im not trying to hijack this thread, would you like to email me perhaps? My email is swoosh86<@t>gmail<d.o.t>com
 
Old 04-28-2006, 12:31 PM   #9
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Slackware version 11 is due to be released shortly and that is expected to have kernel version 2.6.16.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #10
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For most users Arch is conceptually pretty similar to gentoo - the base install is like a minimal gentoo. No X, no WM, ... you want something, you go get it.
pacman is good as a package manager - not as many products available, but you can write your own equivalents to ebuild overlays for that.
Give it a go.
 
  


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