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- Jun 2007
What are the differences between the 2.4 and 2.6 Kernels?
Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite p10-10p laptop and a 2.6.22 kernel. It works like a charm.
2.4 kernel is old and has many bug. Thus, I think that you cannot get updates for 2.4 kernels.
I recommend you to upgrade your kernel first (to the last version). I'm not working with kernels, so I dont know what will you have to re-configure to fix the problem.
Anyway, which distro are you using?
Oh, sorry for wrong info. I replaced 2.4 with 2.2 in my mind.
Does 2.5 linux kernel exist???
I didn't know that before.
It was a development kernel. Previously odd numbers were development and even numbers were stable. I'm not sure if this is still the case though I suspect it was abandoned and alternate releases take this format e.g. maybe 2.6.19 is testing and 2.6.20 is stable.
06-05-2007 #8I'm not sure if this is still the case though I suspect it was abandoned and alternate releases take this format e.g. maybe 2.6.19 is testing and 2.6.20 is stable.
Gutsy Gibbon is in an early development phase and has 2.6.22 kernel. 2.6.22 is not stable yet. we are getting patches regularly.
no news about 2.6.21 though. i think there isn't any testing/stable pattern.
Ups, I have a 2.6.21 and not 2.6.22
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23 22:35:01 EDT 2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
i didn't check Fedora. i installed it two days back only and didn't explore it yet.
now we have 2.6.20 stable (Feisty), 2.6.21 stable (Fedora 7) and 2.6.22 under development (Gutsy Gibbon).