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Linux acer 2.6.38-2-686 #1 SMP Sun May 8 14:49:45 UTC 2011 i686 GNU/Linux
Note that it is a straightforward -686 kernel.
I notice from discussions in the 'breakages' forum that most people are now using the 2.6.39-2 kernel version. This has not been offered as an upgrade to me and it has set me to wondering if Debian have suddenly changed the types of kernel that they intend to offer? For example if I search for the 39.2 kernel on packages.debian.org using the wheezy suite, the only relevant ones are:
If I move ahead to sid I get the same results.
Now my processor is not a -486, (although I am sure that will run), I only have 2Gb of memory so I do not need pae (and I tried one once and it wouldn't boot), and although I have a 64 bit processor I have no intention of running 64 bit OS's as they are always less stable than 32 bit versions - don't argue they are
Normally it wouldn't bother me I would be quite happy to wait, but as the situation is the same on Sid this tends to suggest to me that the straightforward -686 kernel is no longer considered worthy of development by Debian and/or Linus T.
Is this correct or will it just emerge later?