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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, faster kernel..."

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