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Re: 2.6.23 kernel



On Thursday 11 October 2007 11:18, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 October 2007, Ric Moore wrote:
> >On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 20:44 +0200, Rudolf Kastl wrote:
> >> 2007/10/10, Rohan Kulkarni <rohan sjce gmail com>:
> >> > Hi,
> >> >      Not really.I am a Linux newbie.I just want to check out if there
> >> > is better hardware support.for ex for SATA hard disks etc.
> >>
> >> read the changelog then. if you are new to linux you probably should
> >> look into other things before wasting your time with kernel builds.
> >>
> >> regards,
> >> Rudolf Kastl
> >
> >I agree completely Rudolf, and would actually warn him not to dink with
> >a kernel until you really know just what the heck buttons you are
> >pushing. Red is never a good color to push. and the kernel is fulla
> >Shiny Red Buttons (SRBs)!
> >
> >Back in the day, when you needed only serial, parallel, ppp, network
> >card, mouse and sound card support (oh yeah, atapi for your CD) rolling
> >a kernel was a piece of cake and the order of the day. I put it all into
> >kernel space and didn't even dink with modules. I had 32 megs of memory
> >which was just gobs of space then. I got speed improvements that were
> >noticeable, as compared to the stock kernels included at install time.
> >"$ Rolling your own"="$ manly stuff" back when.
> >
> >Today?? With all the "STUFF!" to consider and actually know lots about,
> >I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. Especially if you are new to
> >Linux. ESPECIALLY then. Just think "Shiny Red Buttons", ...and decide.
> >
> ><evil cackles> Ric
>
> It's not a problem here <smirks>, Ric.  Uptime on a 2.6.23 kernel here is
> 21h04m ATM.  Its stable for me so far, and possibly a few percent faster
> when busy, but that's a bit hard to quantize.  I have been running the
> current Linus development kernel here for about 3, maybe 4 years now.  With
> lots of modules, not builtin.  I haven't been bitten more than 2-3 times in
> that same period.  Stock, as in distro, kernels have bitten me many times
> more than that.
>
> --
> Cheers, Gene

Gene. If you've enabled sound, and alsa in the 2.6.23, what alsa driver 
version is it showing.
cat /proc/asound/version

Nigel.


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