2.6.20 Kernel on Bianca

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2.6.20 Kernel on Bianca

Postby adewolf on Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:21 am

Hello all:
I have a Sprint USB wireless modem that is supported in the 2.6.20 kernel. How can I get the 2.6.20 kernel installed and working on my Bianca install.

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Postby Husse on Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:16 pm

It's in the Ubuntu repos, but maybe Clem has some opinion on istalling it. Anyway the restricted modules seems not to be there, haven't look i to it deeper
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Postby Boo on Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:03 pm

clem doesn't even run the 2.6.17.11 kernel, he has not updated the install one.
I could be wrong but i read in a post from him to do with wireless problems.
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Postby buckster on Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:53 pm

I just added these o my /etc/apt/sources.lst

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# Ubuntu Feisty supported packages
 GPG key: 437D05B5
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty main restricted
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-updates main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted

# Ubuntu Feisty community supported packages
 GPG key: 437D05B5
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty universe multiverse
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-updates universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe multiverse

# Ubuntu Feisty backports project
 GPG key: 437D05B5
deb http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse


I'm running the .20 kernel on my laptop to fix a wireless issue, it is working fine but I lost standby and hibernate.
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Postby clem on Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:39 am

Well it's possible to upgrade and in most cases things should be fine.. but unless you have a good reason to do so (some hardware you have only being recognized in 2.6.20) I would strongly suggest you keep 2.6.17-10.

A lot of people reported hardware problems after they upgraded to 2.6.17-11.

In Cassandra we're even thinking of "holding" the kernel (meaning kernel upgrades would be ignored by an apt-get upgrade).

If you think of it, and although I'm sure 2.6.17-11 has some significant improvements over 2.6.17-10, the whole Edgy release was built and tested with this kernel. It's alright to get upgrades and have things break now and then (I remember the Firefox upgrade broke flash and mplayer plugins for instance) but not if it affects the kernel and the hardware that is directly supported by it.

That's just my opinion of course, some people like to have the latest version. Personally I only take upgrades when they bring me something I need.

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Postby adewolf on Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:56 am

Merci Clem. BTW, I am going to Albi, France for a concert (Magma, Present) on April 11...

I will try the 2.6.20 kernel from the repos. Thanks everyone.
On last question, how does one get a vinalla kernel from kernel.org to compile and install properly in grub. I tried the kernel.org 2.6.20 a month ago and got kernel panics unable to mount the root device. What device does an SATA drive look like to grub for the device name (hd0,0)???

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Postby justo on Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:20 pm

clem wrote:Well it's possible to upgrade and in most cases things should be fine.. but unless you have a good reason to do so (some hardware you have only being recognized in 2.6.20) I would strongly suggest you keep 2.6.17-10.

A lot of people reported hardware problems after they upgraded to 2.6.17-11.

In Cassandra we're even thinking of "holding" the kernel (meaning kernel upgrades would be ignored by an apt-get upgrade).

If you think of it, and although I'm sure 2.6.17-11 has some significant improvements over 2.6.17-10, the whole Edgy release was built and tested with this kernel. It's alright to get upgrades and have things break now and then (I remember the Firefox upgrade broke flash and mplayer plugins for instance) but not if it affects the kernel and the hardware that is directly supported by it.

That's just my opinion of course, some people like to have the latest version. Personally I only take upgrades when they bring me something I need.

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Postby clem on Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:01 pm

The KDE Edition comes with 2.6.17-10, Knetworkmanager, Wireless Assistant and KWifiManager so you should be ok.

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