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Re: upgrade kernel modules



From: Lord of Gore <lordofgore logsoftgrup ro>
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:29 am
> sylvan dacounha wrote:
> > mark <mroth cfl rr com> wrote:
> > 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
> >    
> >   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

I don't have the slightest clue. I would *assume* that wherever you
found the driver, they would also have the source code.
> >>
> >> 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.
<snip> >
> > 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. <g>
> >   
> I think installing the new kernel on rh 9 could prove to be 
> cumbersome... Why don't you try and install FC x?

Is that Fedora Core Legacy? We still don't know what the driver's
looking for. One thing Simon can do is ldd <drivername>, and see what
it's trying to link to, which would tell us what it wants.

     mark



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