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    Default 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    I note there is a 2.6.27.23 kernel released for openSUSE-11.1. A user in another thread reported a sound problem, and I noted their kernel version was different than what I had expected. Upon checking the repositories I noted the new kernel out.

    My plan is to wait a few days before updating, to ensure I have all the appropriate drivers in place. Sometimes updating a kernel can break:
    • graphics driver
    • wireless driver
    • sound driver
    • web cam driver
    • virtual box
    • any driver that has been custom compiled against the current kernel
    So a general caution out to all openSUSE users. Be prepared best you can for problems .....

    Note this is a linux wide problem, and all distributions get impacted in such a way by kernel updates.

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    I have already updated it. It was a security update (but, I didn't bother to get into the details).
    I had to re-compile the VirtualBox kernel module.
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    Everything is looking OK so far.
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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    After installation of this kernel update I was unable to reboot to my desktop. This required a restore of a backup OS image. I'll wait for an update fix before trying again.

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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    If you need a
    • graphics driver: ask it to be packaged in X11:Drivers:Video
    • wireless driver: ask it to be packaged in driver:wireless
    • sound driver: it is available out of the box, in the alsa package from multimedia:audio:KMP or isn't available at all.
    • web cam driver: ask it to be packaged in drivers:webcam
    • virtual box: if you don't need the commercial version features, use the OSE version from the main distro or Virtualization:VirtualBox

    I don't think it makes any sense to compile a driver nowadays. The ones with license problems are provided by third parties, the others can be packaged in the OBS... just ask it.

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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by suezuh View Post
    After installation of this kernel update I was unable to reboot to my desktop. This required a restore of a backup OS image. I'll wait for an update fix before trying again.
    It could be this kernel update broke your graphic driver. [ie existing driver built exclusively against older kernel]. Are you using a proprietary ATI or nVidia graphic driver?

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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by suezuh View Post
    After installation of this kernel update I was unable to reboot to my desktop. This required a restore of a backup OS image. I'll wait for an update fix before trying again.
    What were the exact symptoms in your case?

    In my case, the /boot/grub/menu.lst needed to be edited. It always generates "root (hd0,0)" instead of "root (hd0,1)".
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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    It could be this kernel update broke your graphic driver. [ie existing driver built exclusively against older kernel]. Are you using a proprietary ATI or nVidia graphic driver?
    That's exactly what it was. Totally my error!

    All I needed to do was rebuild the new Nvidia 185.18.14 driver against the new kernel source and all is well. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syampillai View Post
    In my case, the /boot/grub/menu.lst needed to be edited. It always generates "root (hd0,0)" instead of "root (hd0,1)".
    You can keep editing it everytime... but would be easier to report the problem at https://bugzilla.novell.com/

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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    My report on the kernel:

    Linux 2.6.27.23-0.1-default x86_64

    openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64)

    KDE :4.2.88 (KDE 4.2.88 (KDE 4.3 >= 20090527)) "release 127"

    NVIDIA : GeForce 7600 GS/PCI/SSE2Pilote : 2.1.2 NVIDIA 180.51

    after testing for a few hours and except for s2ram (wake up without internet connection) all is working properly .

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    Default Re: 2.6.27.23 kernel is released for openSUSE-11.1

    Glad to report no problems here.
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