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Kernel configuration for distributions
Posted Jul 23, 2012 19:50 UTC (Mon) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205)
I think the disconnect occurs when a distribution takes a (current) kernel, does several months on QA, then releases it -- and in the meantime, a new mainline kernel has come out.
Posted Jul 23, 2012 20:39 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
for example, there was a big problem a few years ago with Intel drivers in a Ubuntu release not working for many people. That is a perfect example of where you would want to move to an older kernel to keep working.
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