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linus72 03-30-2010 11:28 AM

Stable 13 kernel vs Current kernel in Stable system
I was just wondering if there would be any issues using the current 2.6.33 kernel in my 13 stable system?

Vs using the kernel I have now

Are there any big differences in performance, etc?


manwichmakesameal 03-30-2010 01:44 PM

The only thing that I know of would be kms for radeon. I wouldn't just grab the package and install it though. Just grab the config for 2.6.33 and rebuild it on your stable system.

piratesmack 03-31-2010 05:21 PM

I'm running (self-compiled) on Slackware 13 with no problems.
If you decide to use the current package, don't install the kernel headers. You need the headers your glibc was compiled with.

My hard drive used to make a popping sound when I rebooted with the default kernel, but not with

Didier Spaier 03-31-2010 06:21 PM

I guess you meant ?

TSquaredF 03-31-2010 10:25 PM

I have just stepped back from -current to -13.0 on my Toshiba laptop. This morning I decided to try the kernel packages from -current (less the Header pkg). I have only had it working for about 10 hours now, but I have had no problems.

linus72 04-01-2010 07:14 AM

Thanks for the answers guys

Now, I dont know much about the kernel headers....?

So, if I use the 2.6.33 headers in my stable setup, there would be issues due to glibc?

like an example: lets say I installed a slack 2.6.33 kernel into my SourceMage setup (which I did:)
and SourceMage uses gcc 4.3.3 and Current uses gcc 4.4.3 is that bad?

I am ignorant of any conflicts due to headers; so can someone help out?

Whats important with the kernel headers? gcc or glibc or what?

any help appreciated!

bgeddy 04-01-2010 08:45 AM

Traditionally the version of kernel headers you have installed should be those that glibc is built against and so you are not recommended to change these when installing a new kernel. Alien Bob explains this here.

There has recently been a very thorough discussion on this on the Forum here as upgrades to the Slackware kernels at first seem to go against this advice. As a rule I think it's safe to say just keep your kernel headers that you originally installed unless changing glibc.

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