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Damn Small Linux => DSL Ideas and Suggestions => Topic started by: Peppe76 on October 07, 2012, 12:28:53 PM



Title: Will the 2.4 kernel be backported with drivers from the 2.6 kernel?
Post by: Peppe76 on October 07, 2012, 12:28:53 PM
Hope that I post in the right place, please feel free to move this thread othervise.
I think it's great that DSL has started to be maintained again and it puts a smile on my face that it's using the 2.4 kernel since I am Freesco fan as well which uses the even older 2.0 kernel :)

Now, I remeber all the times I've tired DSL and it was very often I got stuck because DSL didn't have a driver for the network interface.
So my question is really if there any plans to upgrade the kernel in the near future, with the latest drivers.

Thanks in advance!

EDITED:

After some digging, I can se that the kernel has a never kernel , 2.4.31 instead of the older 2.4.26 - so I am guessing that it has a lot more to offer :)
So far, DSL runs fine on my virtual box but will check it out som more, again - great work :)


Title: Re: Will the 2.4 kernel be backported with drivers from the 2.6 kernel?
Post by: Vink8 on October 28, 2012, 07:30:45 PM
2.6.34.13 dated 20 august 2012 is a minimal, real "active" response...
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/longterm/v2.6.34/linux-2.6.34.13.tar.bz2 (http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/longterm/v2.6.34/linux-2.6.34.13.tar.bz2)


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