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    Default Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    HI all

    I just noticed that there is a newer kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repository for openSUSE 11.1. I checked the changelogs between 2.6.27.29 and 2.6.27.37 (Index of /pub/linux/kernel/v2.6) and could not find any changes which would force me to update given my current hardware. Do you think it would be good/useless to do so anyway?

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    Default Re: Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    The new kernel version contains several bugfixes, as per ChangeLog, so I don't see why you wouldn't want to update. It's not only about "your hardware" why one should upgrade a kernel

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    Default Re: Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    Quote Originally Posted by vodoo View Post
    I checked the changelogs between 2.6.27.29 and 2.6.27.37 (Index of /pub/linux/kernel/v2.6) and could not find any changes which would force me to update given my current hardware.
    You know that these changelogs are for the "Vanilla" kernels and not what actually has been changed in the distributors kernel?

    I find over 600 lines of changelog from 2.6.27.29 to 2.6.27.37 in the kernel-default rpm and a lot of stuff is not "driver-" or "hardware-specific".

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    Default Re: Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    But there is no driver on the ATI repository for 2.6.27.37, only for 2.6.27.29

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    Default Re: Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    So what?

    If that driver _were_ incompatible, zypper would tell you.

    Did he?

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    Default Re: Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    I updated the alsa update wiki to reflect the updated kernel

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    Default Re: Kernel 2.6.27.37 in the update repo

    The patch description mentions a few security fixes - any would be a good reason to update, even though these look pretty minor.

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