Ubuntu and hardware support regression
Posted Jul 24, 2008 11:20 UTC (Thu) by callegar
In reply to: Ubuntu and hardware support regression
Parent article: Ubuntu, security response, and community contributions
Not likely that there will be a backport of a whole kernel to hardy.
This has already been asked in many occasions as a remedy for the random freezes that the hardy kernel experiences on some hardware, but has been so far excluded.
Possibly, there can be a backport of specific features from 2.6.x with x>24 to 2.6.24.
To me it remains a mistery why kernel version x with patches including pieces of version x+k should be less of a jump in the dark than version x+k itself given that typically x+k will have already received more testing than x plus patches will ever have.
Also to me it remains a mistery to me why distros do not package as an alternative to their own kernels the vanilla kernels from kernel.org.
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