HOWTO: [Experimental] Debian 2.6.20 kernels!

Share your own howto's etc. Not for support questions!

HOWTO: [Experimental] Debian 2.6.20 kernels!

Postby synux » 2007-02-18 17:27

Hello!

I know that there are some people who aren't so patient to wait for Debian Lenny to get a Debian 2.6.20 kernel. Well, there is an unofficial repository where Debian Developers upload the new kernels... and here's a small snippet for you to have the repository:
Code: Select all
su
echo 'deb http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/debian-kernel/ trunk main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget http://kernel-archive.buildserver.net/key
apt-key add key
rm key
apt-get update


Now just execute apt-cache search linux-2.6.20 and you can pick up a Debian 2.6.20 kernel to test!

From my experience, the kernels work wonderfully on my PC and every bit and byte works like a charm. I hardly suggest this for people who want to taste the future of Debian!

Cheers,
Synux
Don't dream your life; live your dream!
synux
 
Posts: 232
Joined: 2007-02-11 09:09

Postby gillbates » 2007-02-19 17:40

Thanks. I have my 64b AMD debian box running on 2.6.20-1 now. Running quite stable...


without usb freeze at all. I have another thread in the forum with the usb mouse freeze details if anyone is interested !

But my thinkpad42 failed to boot "waiting for root files.." and stuck. + I have had troubles in configuring the wireless too. ipw2200 firmware is loaded and dmesg shows it all. But no connection. I dont have the T42 with me now. I will post the detailed info as soon as i get home,...
gillbates
 
Posts: 45
Joined: 2007-01-30 21:39

Postby synux » 2007-02-19 18:46

Nice to see that someone is as bleeding edge fan as I am :P
About the problems... well, you knew they are "experimental", didn't you ;)
Don't dream your life; live your dream!
synux
 
Posts: 232
Joined: 2007-02-11 09:09

Postby rickh » 2007-02-19 19:03

Tried it, but I couldn't install my fglrx (8.31.5) drivers. Found a reference to a required patch, but after poking at it gingerly for a little bit, I decided I could wait a little longer.
Debian-Lenny/Sid 32/64
Desktop: Generic Core 2 Duo, EVGA 680i, Nvidia
Laptop: Generic Intel SIS/AC97
User avatar
rickh
 
Posts: 3475
Joined: 2006-06-29 02:13
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA

Postby synux » 2007-02-19 19:06

rickh wrote:Tried it, but I couldn't install my fglrx (8.31.5) drivers. Found a reference to a required patch, but after poking at it gingerly for a little bit, I decided I could wait a little longer.

Sadly I have only PCs with NVIDIA cards, can't help you :(
Don't dream your life; live your dream!
synux
 
Posts: 232
Joined: 2007-02-11 09:09


Return to Docs, Howtos, Tips & Tricks

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

fashionable