[Haifux] Kernel for Fedora: Repository or vanilla?

Rami Rosen rosenrami at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 23:31:20 MSD 2010

Hi, Eli,

>obviously there *are* updates to the kernel made by yum, but >somehow
>without changing the kernel version.

How many images do you have under /boot ? isn't it three?
( ls /boot/vm*) ? and how many entries in grub.conf ?

In case you have enough time for installation , consider Fedora 13
(Fedora 14, BTW,  should be available in 2.11.10)

Rami Rosen

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> On Sunday 19 September 2010 13:12:26 Eli Billauer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> As some of you may recall, I took the unbelievable step of upgrading to
>> Fedora 12 a few months ago, and since then I've been adapting myself to
>> the concept of yum keeping track of the software on my computer and not
>> myself untarring-compiling-make install. Which is fine so far.
>> But now it comes to kernel. My view is still that you're not a man
>> unless you're running a kernel you've compiled yourself. Besides, there
>> are some sporadic crashes, which seem to be related to the Radeon
>> graphics card. And the old saying when that happens is: Upgrade your
>> kernel.
>> I checked what happens down in /usr/src/kernels just to find out, that
>> there are three kernels installed, all of which are 2.6.32-XX-XXX. So
>> obviously there *are* updates to the kernel made by yum, but somehow
>> without changing the kernel version.
>> So what do you say? Should I download, compile and install the latest
>> vanilla kernel, or should I rely on what I get from the repository? It's
>> not like there is any problem compiling modules on the existing kernel,
>> so it all boils down to whether the updated vanilla kernel is better
>> than what yum updates me with.
> Well, from what I was told Red Hat does not provide support for systems that
> don't run their distribution kernels, so if you report bugs, you'll need to
> reproduce them with the distribution kernels. Of course, if the system crash
> for you and you believe the kernel is at fault, then you can try upgrading it.
> Which driver for the ATI Radeon cards are you using? I had the most luck with
> the open-source "radeon" driver.
> Regards,
>        Shlomi Fish
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