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Old 07-25-2003, 02:04 PM   #1
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ok i installed RH9 about 2 months ago and i have been reading about people updating their kernels. I have the 2.4.20-6 kernel and i was wondering if i should update it and what benifits would i get from updating it.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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You probably don't need to. I updated because I needed an acpi feature that wasn't in the old one.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:09 PM   #3
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If all your hardware works leave it alone.

Usually people compile a new kernel for one of two reasons:
To add functionality lacking in an earlier kernel. (SATA support, for example)
Or just for fun...try something different like running a super-secure patched kernel.

With redhat, I wouldn't bother. When new kernel comes along you'll recieve notice via the red hat update agent, and it'll be taken care of for you.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:23 PM   #4
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ive also heard alot about the 2.6 kernel that will come out sometime soon. what will this kernel features will this kernel have compared to the 2.4 kernel?
 
Old 07-25-2003, 03:51 PM   #5
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http://www.computerworld.com/softwar...,82762,00.html
there is some of the features the 2.6 kernel is packed with on this site..
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