[xubuntu-users] Force XU Edgy Desktop install to use 2.4 kernel? (SOLVED - sort of)

Adam Miller maxamillion at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 06:44:31 GMT 2007


Thats an interesting factoid ... I wonder if it has something to do with
ACPI replacing apmd. I don't know when that transition took place or even if
Ubuntu ever used apmd (I never had a laptop so it wasn't a subject I kept up
with in my history as a linux user) but it might be something you would want
to look into. I hate to refer people away from the mailing lists, but maybe
ubuntuforums.org might be able to help a little more with this issue.

-Adam

On 2/6/07, John Shane <jslists at mtwafrica.org> wrote:
>
> Because the Toshiba Portege 3490CT would lock up when using Dapper but
> would run when using Arch with a 2.4 kernel I thought the issue was
> using a 2.4 kernel versus a 2.6 kernel.  However, I later installed
> Breezy, thinking it was based on a 2.4 kernel, and everything ran
> fine.  After I installed it I discovered that it was using a 2.6.12
> kernel (couldn't tell which kernel it was using during the
> installation process).  So I'm at least up to 2.6.12 and the laptop
> is very stable.
>
> I have not yet discovered why the Portege locks up after installing
> either Edgy or Dapper.
>
> Breezy installed a very lean basic system without any desktop
> environment.  I was then able to install XFCE4 (4.2) and am on my way
> with a pseudo-Xubuntu system with a more recent kernel than I
> expected.
>
> On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 16:43:15 -0500
> John Shane <jslists at mtwafrica.org> wrote:
>
> > Thanks for the tip, Adam.  I tried the F6 option and chose Expert
> > install but still didn't find a way to use a 2.4 kernel.  So I went
> > and downloaded the Sarge netinst disk, only 100MB, and am up and
> > running on the Portege.  I'll try ubuntu breezy later just to
> > compare. John
> >
> > On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 10:08:03 -0600
> > "Adam Miller" <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > In the boot options there should be a option at the bottom to hit
> > > "F1-F6" (if i remember correctly) to see which one will boot to
> > > it, but I think the option should be something like "boot
> > > linux24" (if the option exists) and worst case scenario I would
> > > say you should install debian sarge because that is still a 2.4
> > > kernel by default (I ended up doing that for an older laptop I
> > > was given for free) and it works like a charm.
> > >
> > > Hope this helps.
> > >
> > > -Adam
> >
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