The Official HWF Kernel Repo

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  1. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    New kernel build of the 2.6.29 family, 2.6.29.5. As with all minor releases, it's got a bunch of bug fixes and no new features. If you're running a 2.6.29 kernel, the upgrade is recommended.

     
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    After running 2.6.30 for a while, I think users should prefer 2.6.29 for now. I had problems with some USB hotplugging, and some users have reported difficulties with ATI's proprietary drivers.

    http://kernel.hardwareforums.com/
     
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    sabashuali Ani Ma'amin

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    Praise the lord for AT has a dual core rig and can roll us Kernels to his heart's content!

    Thanks AT.... :cool:
     
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    Hehe, actually it's a quad-core. :O

    This latest build, 2.6.30.1, seems to have fixed all the complaints I had with 2.6.30. It might be a placebo, but it also seems to perform a bit better. If you have trouble with 2.6.30.1 though, 2.6.29.6 is also available and seems to work well.
     
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    New kernel build of the 2.6.30 family, 2.6.30.2. As with all minor releases, it's got a bunch of bug fixes and no new features. If you're running a 2.6.30 kernel, the upgrade is recommended.

     
  7. sabashuali

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    Well, after much deliberations, I installed Debian (Squeeze) with XFCE 4.6 (I think), running your Kernel (2.6.30.1). I am happy as pig in crap! I have no wifi outages and the whole system is just running as smooth as a baby's bottom. For the first time in a while I have no wish to re-install anything.... happy days. I will install the new kernel and let you know...

    Thanks once again for all your help! :cool:

    Update:
    2.6.30.2 is installed an running. So far no change in behaviour from the previous kernel! :good: AT is da man! Cheers! :cool:
     
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    A new kernel version came out today: version 2.6.30.3. However, this release is simply a bugfix/workaround for a GCC 4.2 compiler bug. Since my build machine is running GCC 4.3.2, we were not affected by this issue.
     
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    Kernel 2.6.30.4 has been released, and the new builds have just finished syncing to the server. As with all minor releases, the changes are bugfixes by nature. Therefore, it's recommended that anybody running a 2.6.30.x kernel upgrade to the latest build.

     
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    [ot]
    There are loads of things I do not understand from the file :doh:
    But what are these packets the file refers to?

    And all those guys being thanked - are they independent developers? Is Kernel.org a company? Who puts lunch on their tables?

    Sorry... just curious....[/ot]
     
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    [ot]
    although i don't know, *nix for me is mostly about presumptions & thinking outside the box

    anyway i presume each tag refers to a previously found bug, so assuming i'm correct it should be read like this
    presumably
    presumably they are paid by donations made to things like The Linux Foundation but i don't know

    Edit: to explain, generally if you think "if i'd have done it, how would i have done it"[/ot]
     
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    [ot]Stuff in the kernel changelog is often very low-level, and many things they discuss openly can be well over the heads of most of us.

    The reason you see so many names is that Linux is open source. Anybody can contribute bug reports or suggested patches, although there is a core group of kernel developers who are specialists over their respective parts of the kernel. They have to sign off on every change that is made to the kernel before it is accepted into Linus' mainstream Linux branch.[/ot]
     
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    Kernel 2.6.30.5 available

    The latest kernel, 2.6.30.5, is built and available at kernel.hardwareforums.com. It's a bugfix release, and is recommended for anyone running a 2.6.30.x kernel.

     
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    Kernel 2.6.30.5 available

    The latest kernel, 2.6.30.6, is built and available at kernel.hardwareforums.com. It's of course another bugfix release, and is recommended for anyone running a 2.6.30.x kernel.


    It was built last night, but I didn't get a chance to upload it until just now. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    As for the brand-spanking-new 2.6.31 kernel, it's in the process of building now. It took a while to research and configure each of the new kernel features, but they should be ready quite soon. This also means that since I'm only maintaining the latest two vanilla kernel builds, 2.6.29.x won't be built any longer. If you still want that build, get it now before they get pulled from the repo.
     
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    Hi AT

    Again thanks for providing the updated Kernel. I have been getting the following message during installation of the image -
    Why is that? To be on the safe side I always followed the image installation with
    Should I have?
     
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    It sounds like a warning about the way Lenny is using mkinitramfs-kpkg. What you're doing is fine, and keep in mind that it's a deprecation warning and not a failure message. Still, I'm not getting this on any of my Lenny machines; can you post your /etc/kernel-img.conf?
     
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    Yup, I realised that much. That's why I didn't panic... get it?.... :doh:

    Sure thing -
    Ta
     
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    Kernel 2.6.30.5 available

    Long awaited? 'twas only today that the previous kernel was shipped out! :dry:
    Bloody hell! Talk about quick turnaround! :chk:

    Thanks AT.....

    By the way, am I your only customer, or just the 'noisiest'? Hehe
     

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