is it safe to use non-fedora specific kernel on fedora?
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Jul 2 13:19:35 UTC 2007
On Monday 02 July 2007, Pawel wrote:
>Hallo Group Members.
>I am going to test "the generic" kernel+the latest patch, not the one
> provided in rpm with fedora.
>I have the following questions related to that:
>SHould I expect any problems when using this kernel on fedora?
Not if you can configure it _for_ your hardware ok. That can be a bit of a
chore the first time, but gets easier over time. I have rarely run the stock
supplied kernel for more than 2-3 days after a system upgrade, preferring to
run a bit closer to the "Oops, there be blood" kernels, currently running a
2.6.22-rc6-cfs-v18 kernel here that I just rebuilt again with a small patch
for the Future Domain Tech usb-serial adaptors to see if it fixes a little
nag in how heyu runs here.
>Does fedora add some features to fedora specific kernel contained in rpm
They may well, but I've yet to encounter a _real_ problem here because of
that, and I've been running bleeding edge home built kernels for 8 or 9 years
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