Kernel in the update repo

HI all

I just noticed that there is a newer kernel in the update repository for openSUSE 11.1. I checked the changelogs between and (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?

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 :wink:

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 to in the kernel-default rpm and a lot of stuff is not “driver-” or “hardware-specific”.

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

So what?

If that driver were incompatible, zypper would tell you.

Did he?

I updated the alsa update wiki to reflect the updated kernel

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