2.6.26 kernel in hardy?

H.S. hs.samix at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 18:53:08 UTC 2009

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> H.S. wrote:
>> Okay. Thanks for this clarifications.
>> Are there by any chance other repos, perhaps Ubuntu community repos
>> (non-Canonical repos), which have such packages available for Ubuntu?
> Intrepid Alpha 4 (http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/alpha4) was the
> last testing release to use an 2.6.26 kernel.
> But you don't seem to understand the significance of kernel updates.  I

I do (albeit from a kernel user's point of view, not dev's).

> can almost guarantee reverting to that kernel will break your system,
> and trying to fix it while retaining 2.6.26 will cause you a lot of pain.

That is simply over-exaggeration. One can alway install a new kernel,
see if the system works as expected, if not then one can always just
reboot in the older kernel. This looks like a no brainer ... what am I

In other words, it is not uncommon for a kernel upgrade to break a
particular hardware in a system. The solution is invariably to revert to
an older one.

In my case (well, not really mine, but a friend whom I converted to
Ubuntu recently), the computer does not have a wireless card. So if the
26 kernel broke something related to some wireless hardware, it will be
irrelevant here. But it did have some webcams working which broke in 27.
Perfect case to stay with 26 in this case I would suppose.



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