new linux-image: why?

Donatas G. ziogelis77 at takas.lt
Sun Jun 12 08:51:52 CDT 2005


After doing „apt-get upgrade“ I got a suggestion I should install a an update 
package named „linux-image-2.6.10-5-386“

I guess that is an updated linux kernel, right? I guess it comes from 
www.kubuntu.org repository, though i am not sure.

Should I try do do that? I mean, updating the kernel? 

I did that once before, and: 
1. it rewrote my grub boot loader ( I have a dual boot, so I had to manually 
restore some options)
2. my fglrx driver (for ATI video card) stopped working after the upgrade - 
had to reinstall it. 
3. I have raserfs root file system, and the new kernel complained at the start 
that it cannot find ext3... 

Apart from that, everything worked fine. 

Now, why shoud I follow the upgrade? Does it fix some major bug or security 
hole?

Another question: I have a system with AMD Athlon 1800+ XP processor. So 
perhaps I should change my kernel to another one: 

linux-image-2.6.10-5-k7
or maybe 
linux-image-2.6.11-5-k7    ?

Do I have chances on optimizing and speeding up my system?

-- 
Donatas Glodenis
http://dgvirtual.kikilis.evs.lt



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