2.6.26 kernel in hardy?
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Mar 2 16:07:12 UTC 2009
On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 10:51:05 -0500
"H.S." <hs.samix at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > H.S. wrote:
> >> The difference, or the reason for my OP here, is that even Intrepid
> >> doesn't seem to have 2.6.26, only 2.6.27. If it did, it wouldn't
> >> have been a problem.
> > Usually there is only one kernel version available for individual
> > Ubuntu versions. It is the kernel version which was distributed
> > with the original release. There will be bug fixes but not a new
> > kernel version. The kernel distributed with 8.04 was 2.6.24-15
> > (IIRC) and now we have 2.6.24-23 but don't expect to find 2.6.25 or
> > even higher versions for
> Okay. I understand this in Hardy, which is LTS. But it looks like
> Intrepid had only 2.6.27 kernel. Did Ubuntu skip 2.6.26 altogether?
> I was hoping that Intrepid had 2.6.26 in its repos.
> > 8.04 in any supported repository. The reason is stability - some
> > hardware may no longer work with a newer kernel version and that
> > would be very bad for any released distribution.
> This appears to be already the case in Intrepid: 2.6.27 broke some
> webcam support (e.g. vx-1000), which were working fine until 2.6.26.
> If Intrepid had 2.6.26 kernel as well in its repos, then the users
> could have easily reverted to that kernel.
I could be wrong, probably am wrong. I thought 2.6.26 was the kernel
tested in Intrepid that screwed up the wireless real bad. Didn't it
cause most wireless cards to get dropped?
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