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Re: upgrade kernel modules



thanks a lot..
appreciate if u cd let me know the url where i can download the source of the driver.

thnks and reagrds


Simon





Lord of Gore <lordofgore logsoftgrup ro> wrote: sylvan dacounha wrote:
> 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  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
>
>   
I think installing the new kernel on rh 9 could prove to be 
cumbersome... Why don't you try and install FC x?

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