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oblivion02

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Upgrade Kernel? [SOLVED]
« on: May 06, 2008, 01:04:16 pm »
Hey guys,

This is not my first linux distribution, but it IS my first slackware based distro. I had previously used debian/ubuntu based. I've had very little problems setting up Vector Linux, and honestly, I'm loving it. Everything is working great. I have yet to set up the wireless, but I will do so this weekend. My question is: How do you upgrade the kernel in Vector Linux? Do you have to manually compile the kernel? Does the package management system provide an easier way? I was hoping to at "least" upgrade to kernel version 2.6.24, or maybe go with the latest stable 2.6.25... Is there any particular reason the distro comes with a slightly older kernel version? I'm still getting the feel for Slackware, but I'm really liking it. Hopefully this will be my "main" distro now (I love the stability and speed!!!)

-Oblivion
« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 07:41:20 am by oblivion02 »

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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 03:16:13 pm »
There maybe a newer kernel in the repository.

If not compiling a kernel is not that hard.

Here is a link for you:

http://www.slackbook.org/html/system-configuration-kernel.html

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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 04:29:23 pm »
Hi oblivion02

Also, you can find newer kernel packages here:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels/

I am using 2.6.22.19 now.
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oblivion02

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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 10:55:18 am »
Thanks for the replies. I'll take a look at them once I get home. Right now I'm in college... FINAL EXAMS... But I'll let you guys know what I did, and if it worked ;) Thanks!

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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 10:36:56 am »
rbistolfi
just a plain curiosity, which file should be installed kernel-src-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz, kernel-modules-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz or kernel-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz?
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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 10:49:01 am »
rbistolfi
just a plain curiosity, which file should be installed kernel-src-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz, kernel-modules-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz or kernel-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz?

kernel-modules-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz and kernel-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz are a must. You will have the kernel image and the modules with that. If you are not planning to build from source you don't need kernel-src-2.6.24.3-i586-1vl59.tlz. The sources are needed for compiling some software and of course, for any kernel driver or module like wireless or webcam drivers.
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oblivion02

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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 04:42:08 pm »
Hey guys! Thanks for the help. I decided to manually compile the kernel... I compiled 2.6.24 and 2.6.25 trying to set up the wireless... I'm still having problems setting up the wireless. If anyone could help, I'd greatly appreciate it. I started a new thread. Thanks for the help with compiling the kernel... Mod may close the thread, prob solved.

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Re: Upgrade Kernel?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 05:58:55 pm »
oblivion02, congrats on the kernel! Good call starting another thread.  Usually the mods don't mark threads solved.  Not that they are lazy, it's just quite a workload for already overwhelmed people.

In your first post of this thread, in the upper right you will see a "modify" link.  Click it and then you can modify your subject line and add [Solved].

Thanks :)

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Re: Upgrade Kernel? [SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2008, 07:41:34 am »
Done  ;)