Upgrading RH4.1 -> 5.1 requirements

Upgrading RH4.1 -> 5.1 requirements

Post by Danny Aldh » Tue, 09 Jun 1998 04:00:00

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I am beginning to upgrade a Redhat4.1 box running kernel 2.0.27 to
Redhat5.1 . What exactly must I upgrade? I have downloaded the
2.0.34 kernel & kernel source, but before I install it, is there
anything else that is required to make the kernel work? Will my MetroX
X server still work? Any other landmines I might hit? Any & all help
is appreciated.

Danny Aldham             SCO Ace, MCSE, JAPH, DAD
Field Service Manager    BCTel Systems Support
7000 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby BC   (604) 444-8949


1. PROGRESS REPORT: Re: Minor probs. after upgrade RH4.1 -> RH4.2

Here's a progress report on some RH4.2 upgrade problems I had posted
about, which may or may not be of interest:

No progress as yet.  Presumably this is a RH issue and they will solve
it when they upgrade "glint"?  I didn't find a later version of "glint"
at RH than the one I already have.  Inconvenient but not fatal.

I reset the permissions on the cua* devices as follows:

crw-rw-rw-   1 root     uucp       5,  64 Sep 23 08:44 /dev/cua0
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     uucp       5,  65 Dec 31  1979 /dev/cua1
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     uucp       5,  66 Dec 31  1979 /dev/cua2
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     uucp       5,  67 Dec 31  1979 /dev/cua3

originally these had been crw-rw----.  If this is a security hole, no
flames: 1) please note, I'm on my own box; 2) tell me how to do it

I upgraded to XFree86 Version 3.3.1, no joy.  However, whether you need
this version to do the following, or you can do it with the older
version, XFree86 Version 3.2.9 which comes with RH 4.2, the key is to
insert the switch:


in the "Keyboard" section of XF86Config.  Got my numeric keyboard cursor
keys back, yeah!!!

Bob L.


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