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Re: upgrade kernel modules



Hi Mark,
   
  Thanks for the quick reply. appreciate if you could let me know the location of the driver where i cd download the source
  or i could get the latest version of RH kernel
   
  thnks once again
  

mark <mroth cfl rr com> wrote:
  Hi, Simon,

sylvan dacounha wrote:
> 
> I have red hat linux 9 and have downloaded the driver--- Intel(R)
> Graphics Driver for Linux * Driver Revision: v1.1-20041217 for the
> below display

> now when i try to install it it says The DRI drivers can not be
> installed without the latest kernel modules. Installation will be
> aborted.
> 
> how would i upgrade the latest kernel modules
> 
> my kernel version is version 2.4.20-8

You have a *very* old kernel. I ran RH9 until the beginning of this 
year, and I was on kernel 2.4.30-

You have two choices:
- you can d/l the source for the driver, and build it yourself, or
- you can upgrade the whole o/s.

The latter is, indeed, scary. You'll *not* just be going up a partial 
release, but a whole release, and nobody makes a distro that's easy to 
upgrade a whole release.

For the whole o/s, it's not only the kernel, but the binary utilities, 
and the Biggest, Scariest thing of all: glibc, which almost *everything* 
depends on.

I would recommend biting the bullet, and doing the upgrade. Another 
thing I'd note is that I, personally, wound up going to SuSE, because I 
was not comfortable with Fedora, as it seems to be more bleeding edge 
than leading edge, and I'm not interested in debugging the o/s. Another 
option would be, I gather, centos, which seems to be RedHat Enterprise 
with the serial numbers filed off .

mark

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