"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by patric » Fri, 15 Jun 2001 00:29:25



I just updated my Linux kernel from 2.2.16-22 to 2.2.18 and
life is good. (I was having a problem with the 2.2.16-22 kernel.)

However, there are now 2.4.0-2.4.5 kernels. Are there any
2.4.X kernels which are known to be better than others?

Please advise.

Thanks,

Patrick

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"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by The.Central.Scrutinizer.wakaw.. » Fri, 15 Jun 2001 02:34:26



>I just updated my Linux kernel from 2.2.16-22 to 2.2.18 and
>life is good. (I was having a problem with the 2.2.16-22 kernel.)

>However, there are now 2.4.0-2.4.5 kernels. Are there any
>2.4.X kernels which are known to be better than others?

>Please advise.

I'd say to go with the latest'n'greatest version.  I currently run 2.4.4 and
it works like a champ with one exception:  it's matrox mga driver is out of date
and I had to go to xfree.org's cvs site to get a usable driver.

The 2.4.x kernel is the most reliable software I've ever experienced in my 25
years of computing.

 
 
 

"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by Robert Davie » Fri, 15 Jun 2001 18:50:03



> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:29:25 -0700 (PDT), patrick

>>I just updated my Linux kernel from 2.2.16-22 to 2.2.18 and
>>life is good. (I was having a problem with the 2.2.16-22 kernel.)

>>However, there are now 2.4.0-2.4.5 kernels. Are there any
>>2.4.X kernels which are known to be better than others?

>>Please advise.

> I'd say to go with the latest'n'greatest version.  I currently run 2.4.4
> and
> it works like a champ with one exception:  it's matrox mga driver is out
> of date and I had to go to xfree.org's cvs site to get a usable driver.

> The 2.4.x kernel is the most reliable software I've ever experienced in my
> 25 years of computing.

Well you can't be putting your system into swap then!

2.2.19 is far more stable on most ppl systems, and the 2.4 currently needs
much greater swap space size, 2xRAM at a minimum, so it could be an awkward
upgrade.

2.4.6pre series have some important fixes for VM system.  Upgrading a 2.2
system to 2.4 is not so easy, you need to read Moshe Bar's article at
Byte.com, and Documentation/Changes in the new source.

My advice, is wait until 2.4 has settled down a little more.  2.4.6 might
be the best release, all the others seem to have had problems, but look
after it's been release for any patches issued in a 2.4.7pre series.

The other issue is whether Linus kernels or -ac series are best ones to
use.  Most distros will proably go with Alan Cox, as he is supporting new
major device number assignments, whilst Linus has refused any new numbers.

Rob

 
 
 

"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by Stuart Smit » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 09:16:27


As a quick note try the Matrox site they have released LINUX DRIVERS!!!!!!!
For G200 onwards from memory. With a version of Power Desk for Linux too!!!!

To be honest I haven't installed them yet so can't say how well they work,
will know better this afternoon.


ome.com...

> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:29:25 -0700 (PDT), patrick

> >I just updated my Linux kernel from 2.2.16-22 to 2.2.18 and
> >life is good. (I was having a problem with the 2.2.16-22 kernel.)

> >However, there are now 2.4.0-2.4.5 kernels. Are there any
> >2.4.X kernels which are known to be better than others?

> >Please advise.

> I'd say to go with the latest'n'greatest version.  I currently run 2.4.4
and
> it works like a champ with one exception:  it's matrox mga driver is out
of date
> and I had to go to xfree.org's cvs site to get a usable driver.

> The 2.4.x kernel is the most reliable software I've ever experienced in my
25
> years of computing.

 
 
 

"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by The.Central.Scrutinizer.wakaw.. » Sun, 17 Jun 2001 01:13:09



>As a quick note try the Matrox site they have released LINUX DRIVERS!!!!!!!
>For G200 onwards from memory. With a version of Power Desk for Linux too!!!!

>To be honest I haven't installed them yet so can't say how well they work,
>will know better this afternoon.

You still have to get the kernel module from xfree's cvs site.  Matrox
has the mga_drv and mga_hal xfree drivers, but they won't work with the
2.4.4 mga kernel driver.



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>> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:29:25 -0700 (PDT), patrick

>> >I just updated my Linux kernel from 2.2.16-22 to 2.2.18 and
>> >life is good. (I was having a problem with the 2.2.16-22 kernel.)

>> >However, there are now 2.4.0-2.4.5 kernels. Are there any
>> >2.4.X kernels which are known to be better than others?

>> >Please advise.

>> I'd say to go with the latest'n'greatest version.  I currently run 2.4.4
>and
>> it works like a champ with one exception:  it's matrox mga driver is out
>of date
>> and I had to go to xfree.org's cvs site to get a usable driver.

>> The 2.4.x kernel is the most reliable software I've ever experienced in my
>25
>> years of computing.

 
 
 

"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by ne.. » Sun, 17 Jun 2001 02:18:09




>>As a quick note try the Matrox site they have released LINUX DRIVERS!!!!!!!
>>For G200 onwards from memory. With a version of Power Desk for Linux too!!!!

>>To be honest I haven't installed them yet so can't say how well they work,
>>will know better this afternoon.

>You still have to get the kernel module from xfree's cvs site.  Matrox
>has the mga_drv and mga_hal xfree drivers, but they won't work with the
>2.4.4 mga kernel driver.

Any ideas on the tag to use for cvsup?

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"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by The.Central.Scrutinizer.wakaw.. » Sun, 17 Jun 2001 04:03:59





>>>As a quick note try the Matrox site they have released LINUX DRIVERS!!!!!!!
>>>For G200 onwards from memory. With a version of Power Desk for Linux too!!!!

>>>To be honest I haven't installed them yet so can't say how well they work,
>>>will know better this afternoon.

>>You still have to get the kernel module from xfree's cvs site.  Matrox
>>has the mga_drv and mga_hal xfree drivers, but they won't work with the
>>2.4.4 mga kernel driver.
>Any ideas on the tag to use for cvsup?

I used the login instruction from the xfree86 website and only checked
out the kernel driver directory:
./xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/drm/kernel

did a 'make mga.o' to build it

or something like that

 
 
 

"Stable" 2.4.X Linux Kernels

Post by ne.. » Sun, 17 Jun 2001 04:09:24






>>>>As a quick note try the Matrox site they have released LINUX DRIVERS!!!!!!!
>>>>For G200 onwards from memory. With a version of Power Desk for Linux too!!!!

>>>>To be honest I haven't installed them yet so can't say how well they work,
>>>>will know better this afternoon.

>>>You still have to get the kernel module from xfree's cvs site.  Matrox
>>>has the mga_drv and mga_hal xfree drivers, but they won't work with the
>>>2.4.4 mga kernel driver.
>>Any ideas on the tag to use for cvsup?

>I used the login instruction from the xfree86 website and only checked
>out the kernel driver directory:
>./xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support/linux/drm/kernel

>did a 'make mga.o' to build it

>or something like that

Thanks. I'm going to look into this over the weekend.

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