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My preferred kernels are

Submitted by root on Wed 1 Feb 2006

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2.2.x  <-> 0% 8 votes
2.4.x  <-> 10% 112 votes
2.6.x  <-> 88% 936 votes
Total 1056 votes

 

 

 

Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Anonymous (69.76.xx.xx) on Wed 1 Feb 2006 at 14:18
Can someone please explain why they would use 2.4.x in this day and age?

Just because they're installing on a server with old, well-tested hardware for 2.4 and don't want to bother switching?

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by simms (216.13.xx.xx) on Wed 1 Feb 2006 at 14:41
I think a lot of people who install Debian aren't aware of the fact that it can be done with a 2.6. kernel right away. Typing in expert26 at the installer prompt isn't as obvious as it might seem to veteran Debianites (Debianists?).

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Anonymous (213.129.xx.xx) on Wed 1 Feb 2006 at 15:47
linux26 is enough, you don't need to set the debconf level to low through choosing expert26 to get a 2.6 kernel

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Anonymous (201.252.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Feb 2006 at 20:17
We are using 2.4.x until we get a good stable realease of Openmosix for 2.6.x kernels

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Anonymous (80.126.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Feb 2006 at 17:19
Our voip servers that use AVM Fritz BRI interfaces need 2.4 cause the CAPI driver from AVM can only handle 1 interface card. There is a patch for the 2.4 binary module to support more cards. Until this is fixed we cannot swith to 2.6.

All pure voip servers and all other servers are running 2.6

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Anonymous (160.91.xx.xx) on Thu 2 Feb 2006 at 22:58
I have 6 servers; one of which is an Alpha. Another Alpha was recently decommissioned after many successful years. All are running Debian/Stable. The lone Alpha machine I cannot get it to run 2.6.x; so it is at 2.4.32 now.

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Arthur (70.230.xx.xx) on Fri 3 Feb 2006 at 06:30
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Just today I upgraded the lone holdout in my little network from 2.4.27 to 2.6.12. Sticking to the rule of "Don't upgrade when you're under a deadline", my workstation was the last to upgrade -- I'm still under several deadlines, but I couldn't resist the urge, and it's easy enough to select the older kernel in the boot loader.

I'm glad I did it. The machine seems to be much zippier now.

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by iapetus (82.36.xx.xx) on Tue 7 Feb 2006 at 21:42
we recently migrated from red hat 9 to white box (based on rhel-3) in university for the desktop machines and it is based on 2.4 kernel, its very hard to get away from. I for one use the 2.6 kernel on a desktop level because of its driver support, for example, texas instruments firewire chipsets can be a nightmare on the 2.4 kernel yet they are trouble free on the 2.6 kernel, also my old laptop had much better driver support when using the 2.6 kernel of my debian disc, compared to 2.4 because many of the drivers were written for 2.6 only. I think servers havent been upgraded because its a lot of hassle upgrading servers and its a dangerous process, so best left until absolutely necessary :-)

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by maxk (192.117.xx.xx) on Wed 8 Feb 2006 at 11:38
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audio latency, realtime capabilities, hardware support => 2.6.x rulez for me.

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Re: My preferred kernels are
Posted by Anonymous (12.10.xx.xx) on Wed 8 Feb 2006 at 20:00
a prefer the original kernel; kernel sanders.

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