Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by Arcadio A. Since » Sun, 11 Feb 1996 04:00:00



    I am currently using the latest (I think) official, general distribution
(i.e. "stable") kernel v.1.2.13.  I want to upgrade it to a v.1.3.x kernel,
but I am unsure as to which one I should get.  I do realize that the v.1.3.x
kernels are considered "beta", but I want to upgrade it anyway.  Which 1.3.x
kernel should I get?  I want the most "stable" one of the lot and has the
APM driver already compiled in.

    Thanks!

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Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by Jon Mitche » Sun, 11 Feb 1996 04:00:00



Quote:>kernels are considered "beta", but I want to upgrade it anyway.  Which 1.3.x
>kernel should I get?  I want the most "stable" one of the lot and has the
>APM driver already compiled in.

1.3.57 worked pretty well for me, it has no compile problems that the
later kernels do.

Jon Mitchell
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Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by Christoph Lamet » Sun, 11 Feb 1996 04:00:00



:     I am currently using the latest (I think) official, general distribution
: (i.e. "stable") kernel v.1.2.13.  I want to upgrade it to a v.1.3.x kernel,
: but I am unsure as to which one I should get.  I do realize that the v.1.3.x
: kernels are considered "beta", but I want to upgrade it anyway.  Which 1.3.x
: kernel should I get?  I want the most "stable" one of the lot and has the
: APM driver already compiled in.
Try 1.3.46-48 or 1.3.57. Oh you want APM then try 1.3.61 but ....

 
 
 

Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by Chris Do » Mon, 12 Feb 1996 04:00:00




>>kernels are considered "beta", but I want to upgrade it anyway.  Which 1.3.x
>>kernel should I get?  I want the most "stable" one of the lot and has the
>>APM driver already compiled in.
>1.3.57 worked pretty well for me, it has no compile problems that the
>later kernels do.

Well, I am using 1.3.59 now, and have had no problems yet.  But it
appears others have not been so lucky.

Chris

Chris Dodd

Passing my senior year at Waseda University in Japan.

 
 
 

Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by Jon Mitche » Mon, 12 Feb 1996 04:00:00





>>1.3.57 worked pretty well for me, it has no compile problems that the
>>later kernels do.
>Well, I am using 1.3.59 now, and have had no problems yet.  But it
>appears others have not been so lucky.

Yes, but many people who tried to compile sound support on that kernel,
got some errors in linking it.  A couple of my friends who ran this
kernel reported a memory link.  I'd suggest upgrading to 1.3.61 or moving
down to 1.3.57.  Unfortunately the problem with sound is not fixed, but
I'll include the patch that someone on the kernel mailing list included,
so people who had trouble can now compile 1.3.58+

Patch as follows:

--- linux/drivers/sound/ad1848.c.orig   Thu Jan 25 00:55:57 1996

 /*
  * Some extra code for the MS Sound System
  */
-
+/*
 void
 check_opl3 (int base, struct address_info *hw_config)

   opl3_init (0, base, hw_config->osp);
   request_region (base, 4, "OPL3/OPL2");
 }
+*/

 int
 probe_ms_sound (struct address_info *hw_config)


and doesn't do much more than comment out a couple of variables that
aren't used.

Jon Mitchell
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Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by roo » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00



: >
: > <snip>...
: > > Well, I am using 1.3.59 now, and have had no problems yet.  But it
: > > appears others have not been so lucky.
: >
: > I have not had much luck past 1.3.59...
: >         1) SCSI support for Pro Audio Spectrum won't compile
: >         3) VoxWare Sound Driver doesn't appear to work with
: >            RealAudio...but some people seem to be doing OK?
: >
: > Jave Development stuff seems to be working pretty good...
: > If your looking for ELF it's pretty good...versions past this make
: > a.out an OPTION!
: >
: > I'm not sure where "Design" has been frozen...and where clean-up begins.
: > I heard rumors that 1.3.6x was at the end of this development cycle?

: I am now using 1.3.59 without any problem. However the SB16 driver included
: in this kernel is not compatible with realAudio. But VoxWare has released
: a patch to fix the problem.
     I have 1.3.66 without problems (yet.)  It's been up about 6 hours.
Config:
10 megs of RAM -- d'oh! 8-)
22 meg swap file (yes, *file*)  -- fast.
SoundBlaster16 -- I had to recompile sox, disable a fragment check thing (it
complains about something like "audio fragment size is 1024."  it's in
sbpcd.c) -- works fine otherwise, and now works with sox again too.
1.2 meg 5.25" floppy (woo-hoo!)  -- accesses.
1.08gig IBM SCSI-II drive on ST-01 SCSI controller (woo-hoo again! this card
is crappy, but it runs about as well as an AHA152x based card but with
slightly less CPU utilization, and cost me $1 8-).  -- access, nice and fast
3c501 card (not tried it yet, but it detected it, didn't crash 8-)
using PPP currently.
NFS used very lightly. -- (didn't crash, but wuarchive is down so I didn't
use it much.)

: W.T.Ho

 
 
 

Best "stable" kernel to upgrade to?

Post by Vikram Baj » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00


You need to ge the new tin package to resolve the etc/hostname problem!

Vik

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