[ILUG] Distro for an old Pii PC
airlied at csn.ul.ie
Thu Aug 11 00:37:37 IST 2005
> > Why compile a kernel on such a machine, particularly when FC offers
> > prebuilt packages?
> I'm not a great fan of distribution kernels.
> I prefer to keep distribution and kernel "orthogonal".
> If something doesn't work, which in my case is almost always,
> I prefer to eliminate the possibility that it is something to do with
> the distribution kernel.
There is a lot better chance of a distro kernel working than the vanilla
one, the distros test their kernels, vanilla ones aren't...
Of course if your distro only runs a 2.6.5 kernel and won't upgrade it
then you have another issue.... I do like the fact that davej the Fedora
kernel dude, tries to track vanilla kernels closely with some added
David Airlie, Software Engineer
http://www.skynet.ie/~airlied / airlied at skynet.ie
Linux kernel - DRI, VAX / pam_smb / ILUG
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