This is a discussion on Which new kernel to use? - Mandriva ; > on Saturday 01 December 2007 14:07 > in the Usenet newsgroup alt.os.linux.mandriva > Jim Beard wrote: >>>> I did find a multimedia 126.96.36.199-rc8 kernel. Does anyone know how >>>> well this one works? Peter D. wrote: > It looks ...
> on Saturday 01 December 2007 14:07
> in the Usenet newsgroup alt.os.linux.mandriva
> Jim Beard wrote:
>>>> I did find a multimedia 188.8.131.52-rc8 kernel. Does anyone know how
>>>> well this one works?
Peter D. wrote:
> It looks like a Mandriva kernel, so I guess it won't cause you too much
> grief, but you are pretty much on your own with anything other than the
> recommended kernel.
True. I decided that at worst it would simply wreck my system
and force a full restore from backup. I am toying with that idea
anyway, as my "upgrade" is continuing to result in system crashes.
I have had to recompile all kernels on hand to keep them in
sync with the nVidia drivers (same compiler must be used for
kernel and drivers -- used to be 4.1, now 4.2.2), but the problem
definitely recurs on everything except 2.6.17-15 and that one
has not been tested enough to know if it will work consistently.
Anyway, the kernel is a plain vanilla Linus kernel plus Andres
Morton's patches. No Mandriva patches or 3d-party code included.
During boot, I got a few error messages about support not available
and some other weird (to me) things.
If I knew where to find instructions on reporting bugs in this
particular branch of the kernel, I might take the effort to report.
For the moment, I have other tasks of higher priority than searching
for where to report.
On the positive side, the DKMS software has been compiling nVidia
drivers like a champ! If the source or devel package is in the
proper place with appropriate symlink for /usr/src/linux, all I
have to do is reboot to the recompiled kernel and new drivers are
compiled smooth as silk. This is (in my experience) a great
departure for everything I have used from Mandrake 8.1 onward.
UNIX is not user-unfriendly; it merely
expects users to be computer-friendly.