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Re: [opensuse] Kernel version questions
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 18:05:35 +0100
  • Message-id: <20080303170534.GA25695@xxxxxxx>
On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 06:01:38PM +0100, Clayton wrote:
Just need some clarification and thoughts on kernel versions.

Am I correct in this assumption?
- openSUSE 10.2 shipped with kernel 2.6.18
- openSUSE 10.3 shipped with 2.6.22

There is a known bug in the openSUSE 2.6.22 Kernel that affects
SATA... See: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=331610

I installed openSUSE10.2 on a computer this weekend. We chose 10.2
because of the kernel bug in 10.3 (chipset on motherboard triggers
this bug). Since this computer has 4GB of RAM and is being setup with
a 32bit install, the bigsmp kernel is used.

In the process of setting up the hardware, I discovered that I need
kernel 2.6.22 or higher to support some external hardware (Wacom
Bamboo tablet for example).

What repository should/can I add to get the latest stable bigsmp
kernel? I looked in the KOTD repository, and that had 2.6.25, but
only default and pae... no bigsmp builds (when I checked on Sunday).

Will the latest kernel (or kernel newer than 2.6.22) include the fixes
for the bug noted above?

Ask on opensuse-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxx perhaps.

Ciao, Marcus
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