Hardy Alpha 1 released

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Thu Dec 6 13:24:49 UTC 2007

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 11:25:35AM -0600, Conrad Knauer wrote:
> On Dec 3, 2007 7:34 AM, Ped <ped at 7gods.org> wrote:
> > From forum post I learned the sagem modem *did* work in 5.xx ubuntu
> > (probably 2.4 kernel with eagle-usb driver) right after install, but when I
> > did install 6.10 first time on my PC, it took me 5 days to connect to
> > internet finally. The reason is probably 2.6 kernel no more working with old
> > eagle-usb (so far perfectly understandable), and while the 6.10 (7.04 and
> > 7.10 too) does contain newer ueagle-usb driver, it's not functional!
> FYI, Ubuntu has always used a 2.6 kernel; note
> http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntu

For the historians: we actually originally planned to offer 2.4 as an
extra for heavy-duty server users, and Ubuntu 4.10 had 2.4 kernels in
universe. (At some point before release - possibly before we went
public, I'm not certain - they were even in main.) See e.g.:


We never supported installation with 2.4, though, and we dropped it
entirely in Ubuntu 5.04.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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