Desktop-Linux.net: Debian Kernel 2.6 How To
Feb 19, 2004, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Installing a kernel on a debian system is quite easy, the
easiest way is installing a kernel-image.deb package, once
installed you just need to update your boot loader and reboot.
"I chose to install the kernel-source-2.6.2 package over the
kernel-image-2.6.2 package as the kernel-image did not have
everything configured correctly for my system (sound, framebuffer
support, usb wireless keyboard-mouse support aka: HID, etc...) so I
needed to compile from source.
"It's always a good idea to recompile your kernel. Most linux
distro's come with kernels that need to be installed on a wide
variety of system configurations and hardware scenarios so module
support for many devices and hardware that you may not have or need
are built in. Re-compiling the kernel will result in a smaller,