[mythtv-users] Help with new Kernel
jtidmore at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 11:25:26 EST 2005
Fedora Announce List shows all new packages released:
When I do a 'yum update' it will ask to confirm the update, I say N if I see
any major changes like new kernels or ivtv versions etc.
I do wait 3-4 WEEKS minimum before updating a kernel. Unless I see
something major in the changelog that I could benefit from, what's the point
of risking destabilizing a perfectly working system by updating kernels or
drivers? If it works, don't touch it is my rule.
On 12/1/05, Kirk Davis <Kirk.Davis at epsb.ca> wrote:
> Thanks for the information. I'll try and switch back to the older kernel.
> Where are new kernels announced? How do you monitor or know that if you
> do a yum upgrade that it will upgrade to a new kernel.
> ---- Kirk
> *From:* mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:
> mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] *On Behalf Of *Jonathan Tidmore
> *Posted At:* November 30, 2005 4:41 PM
> *Posted To:* users
> *Conversation:* [mythtv-users] Help with new Kernel
> *Subject:* Re: [mythtv-users] Help with new Kernel
> I'm assuming you didn't remove your older kernel or kernel modules. The
> easiest way to go back is to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf and change the
> default= parameter to your older kernel. 0 is the first kernel listed in
> grub.conf , 1 is the 2nd, etc. So if your grub.conf looks like the
> title Fedora Core (2.6.14-1.1644_FC4)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
> initrd /initrd-2.6.14-1.1644_FC4.img
> title Fedora Core (2.6.14-1.1637_FC4)
> root (hd0,0)
> kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
> initrd /initrd-2.6.14-1.1637_FC4.img
> Then kernel 1637 will boot by default.
> You should be very careful about updating to new kernels. I try to wait
> 3-4 weeks after a new kernel is released before upgrading so ATRPMs can
> catch up and release new kernel modules for the latest kernel. Also, new
> kernels also mean new trouble. There have been infamous kernel version that
> destroyed ide drives and or damaged CPU. The latest is not really the
> greatest in Linux, the almost latest is the greatest ;).
> On 11/30/05, Kirk Davis <Kirk.Davis at epsb.ca> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am following jarod's how-to for installing mythtv onto FC4. I
> > set everything up a couple of week ago and all was fine but I think FC4 has
> > bumped the kernel version and I can't seem to get the kernel modules. I'm
> > not new to Unix but I am new to Linux so I'm a little lost.
> > I installed the OS and did the: yum upgrade (so far so good).
> > It upgraded the system and installed the 2.6.14-1.1644-FC4 kernel. Not
> > I'm list because Axel doesn't seem to have the kernel modules for lirc,
> > nvidia, ivtv (I need the development ones as I have a PVR-150) yet.
> > Should I wait or go back to an older kernel? How to I go back
> > to an older kernel? I don't mind reinstalling from scratch as this is a new
> > box that I'm setting up but if I do then how to I specify what kernel to
> > upgrade things to.
> > Thanks
> > ---- Kirk
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