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Old 01-26-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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Confused about kernel version - RH9

I'm trying to update my kernel to install ALSA drivers, but I'm getting really confused, here are the ALSA RPMs I installed:


Everything installed fine. But none of the modules that were supposed to be installed were, /sbin/modprobe failed on all of them. So I checked my kernel version with uname -a:

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.20-8 #1 DATE i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

I'm confused, isn't this a RH8 kernel? I tried installing kernel-2.4.20-28.9.src.rpm, but nothing changed, except now, when I do rpm -qa, it stats with:

warning: cannot get shared lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages

What's going on?
Old 01-28-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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nope, that is the default rh9 kernel.

try running updatedb and then see if it works

also, source rpms are for editing, whereas regular rpm's directly install the binaries.


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