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Old 01-16-2002, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Kernel Version and updating

How do I determine which kernel I have? I'm using Mandrake 8.0. Also how do I update my kernel if it is not current? Is there a website that explains this?
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Old 01-16-2002, 10:14 PM   #2
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use this command

uname -r

the kernel howto explains it.

after downloading the kernel source and unpacking it to /usr/src/linux you can get the info you need in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/

also you can get a kernel howto on the www by searching in google

or here
Old 01-16-2002, 10:38 PM   #3
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you can get the latest kernels from or maybe mandrake's site, but unsure if they have it there or not, a customized version for mandrake that is.. as i don't use their site or mandrake.


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