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View Poll Results: What kernel version are you using ?
Kernel version 2.4.x and sticking to it 6 7.23%
Kernel version 2.6.x and sticking to it 59 71.08%
Kernel version 2.4.x but thinking to upgrade to 2.6.x 15 18.07%
Kernel version 2.6.x but thinking to downgrade back to 2.4.x 3 3.61%
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:43 PM   #16
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I using 2.4 but thinking of going back to 2.2, it was much more stable and had better support.
Old 07-18-2006, 12:34 AM   #17
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Using the test26 kernel (2.6.13) from the Slackware 10.2 disk 2. I'd like to compile my own kernel, but I've had several failed attempts. Just need to keep trying.
Old 07-18-2006, 05:18 AM   #18
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@ ruhar.

The way I got started with kernel compiling (after a number of failed attempts) was to take the .config file used to configure the 2.6.x kernel released by PV for -current and then start modifying that. The current 2.6.xkernel version for slackware is linux-
and the current .config is here.

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Old 07-18-2006, 09:56 AM   #19
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I use the 2.4 out of sheer laziness. I absolutely hate compiling my own kernels, and the stock 2.4 kernel works fine.
Old 07-18-2006, 02:26 PM   #20
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I'm using 2.6.17.x compiled from source using a config that I've tweaked to perfection. I also have a small server (about to retire) running Slack 9.1 with a 2.4.32 just cause it doesn't need anything more.
Old 07-18-2006, 04:28 PM   #21
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2.4.29 - On my webserver - Slackware 10.1.
2.6.13 - From 10.2's testing on my main desktop. - Custom built kernel on my ThinkPad.

Isn't it nice that we have the choice.

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Old 07-19-2006, 02:32 PM   #22
Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04; Debian Etch
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Using Slackware 10.2 on my main server and was planning on sticking with because
-No usb
-No graphical interface
-Currently supports the hardware thats in there (if it ain't broke, don't fix it)

Thinking of upgrading to 2.6 because I'm looking at using a prog called trueCrypt and it only has support for 2.6
Old 07-19-2006, 03:11 PM   #23
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I've used the 2.4x kernel since version 10.0, but, I want to learn some new 11 I'll figure out how to use the 2.6x kernel.
I'm a lazy SOB.
Old 07-19-2006, 07:40 PM   #24
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I'm using because I could not get tvout to function at all with 2.4.x, and because that appeared to be the most recent 2.6 version available at the time. I expect I'll try to stay somewhat current now that I have a clue about kernel compiles, but I'm not overly concerned about being absolutely current.
Old 07-19-2006, 08:22 PM   #25
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i'm compiling the right now from source.
it will be the same kernel version in /testing for slackware-current


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