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Author Topic: DANGER-Will Robinson!!  (Read 13043 times)

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DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« on: August 16, 2009, 11:28:53 am »

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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 01:03:38 pm »

it's already been pactched should be in the repository soon.
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 06:14:39 pm »

Do we install these like regular packages? Should we modify LILO to allow a choice between the old kernel and the patched kernel? I need a little guidance about how to install these.
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 06:35:59 pm »

download the kernels and install like any other package.
You will need the kernel and kernel-module packages, the kernel-src package is optional and only needed to build kernel and drivers
After you install run vliloconf or manually add the new kernel to your bootloader.
After rebooting with the new kernel and verifying that it works on your system, you may remove the older kernel if you want.
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 06:47:25 pm »

Since this is apparently a major security patch, will it be included in the downloadable vl60 iso files from the download page on vectorlinux.com so it won't have to be added after installation?
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 07:34:21 pm »

Thanks for the directions. I'll try it  now.
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 08:07:37 pm »

download the kernels and install like any other package.
You will need the kernel and kernel-module packages, the kernel-src package is optional and only needed to build kernel and drivers
After you install run vliloconf or manually add the new kernel to your bootloader.
After rebooting with the new kernel and verifying that it works on your system, you may remove the older kernel if you want.

OK...just to be on the safe side...download the kernel packages, right click on package, click install package, enter root pw. After installation then change the /boot/grub/menu.lst to reflect the new kernel. This ONLY applies to those that are using GRUB as the bootloader !
What script do you use to remove the old kernel ?
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009, 08:14:59 pm »

removepkg kernel-2.6.27.12-i686-1vl60

make sure you use the complete old kernel package name like above
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009, 09:51:46 pm »

GOOD REPORT...all systems are go...after successful brain salad surgery. Thanks to all... I would never had dared before to attempt a kernel update...KUDOS to team vector ! ::)

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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 07:58:31 pm »

I've installed it on two computers and everything is working fine.
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 08:27:09 pm »

Sweated over it, expecting a disaster, it all went smooth as silk..easy peesy...

Thanks for the quick how to...
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2009, 08:54:27 pm »

Well, lost wireless love with the patched kernel with my laptop.  I have a Dell Latitude 600 with the infamous Broadcom 43xx chip.  :'(

Now to patch the desktop (crosses fingers).

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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2009, 09:05:54 pm »

Well, lost wireless love with the patched kernel with my laptop.  I have a Dell Latitude 600 with the infamous Broadcom 43xx chip.  :'(

Now to patch the desktop (crosses fingers).

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try installing this package for your wireless ftp://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-6.0/packages/drivers/broadcom-wl-5.10.27.6_2.6.27.29-i586-1vl60.tlz
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Re: DANGER-Will Robinson!!
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2009, 09:08:42 pm »

Reacted too soon :-[  .  On second boot my wireless on the lappy is working.  Dunno why it didn't the first time.

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