kernel 2.26.28 instead of 2.6.29

  • madforthenet
Posted: Mon, 04/20/2009 - 23:17
Hi guys thinking about actual problem of kernel 2.26.29 I have a question: Is possible install instead of 2.26.29 the previous 2.26.28 with headers , source , image ,rt, ecc.... to have more stability and to install nvidia drivers with no problems ? If yes, from where can we download them to have no problem with dependecies ? by add Debian repo ? But what repo ? Bye Guido

ATheros support

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Tue, 04/21/2009 - 18:48
Hi Dave .For me using kernel from 2.6.28 and above should be better , because offer native support athk5 e 9 for new Athero chip of various wireless card for example . Wiiht other Kernel I must use ndiswrapper to load windows driver otherwise mywireless card don't work. I have read that new version of UbuntuStudio Jaunty 9.04 use 2.6.28 but , I don't know was if should have a rt patch,but seems yes. Why , if this is true, is not possible also in 64studio ? Bye Guido

2.6.26 RT

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 04/21/2009 - 12:31
Hi Guido, 2.6.26 RT is a fine kernel. Works great for me on 2.1 dist-upgrade to lenny. It's always wise to have a second kernel available especially when kernel building. 2.6.26 RT is the one to use at this time as a backup kernel. You can install the nvidia driver using the keep flag when installing two kernels so both will use nvidia drivers. I'd leave 2.6.28 alone for now unless you want to build and contribute to the git project. 2.6.28 + development RT patch (there's now a git repo for it) Cheers! Dave.

Thanks !!!

  • madforthenet
  • 03/10/09
  • Tue, 04/21/2009 - 08:32
Thanks Quentin. I should install both kernel 2.6.26 and 2.6.28 , all all the packages relating to both are available on repo ? Are there some compatibilty problems with various programs that are upgraded to last version ? Bye Guido


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 04/21/2009 - 05:26
Hi Guido, If 2.6.29 is not working for you I would suggest 2.6.26 RT over 2.6.28. I have had better performance from that kernel than 2.6.28 , and all the packages relating to that kernel is available in the repositories. 2.6.29 is still being honed, and the final version of our kernel should emerge soon. Will let you know. Cheers, Quentin