On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 10:44:56AM +0000, Gerard Gorman came forth with:
>> ok..I'm sure this is going to be a stupid question...
> Is there a good reason for the fact that while you generally read that
> the latest stable release of the kernel is 2.2.16 (e.g..
> www.kernelnotes.org), there are patches up to 18? Is there something I'm
> missing? Is it bad to use these patches? I can't seem to find release
> notes for 17 & 18 either.
>2.2.18 is the current stable kernel, which has all the latest driver
fixes and various other things (2.2.19 has NFS v3 and USB I think).
There are other reasons to upgrade (2.2.16 was the first version that
would run sendmail 8.11.2 (or one of the newer revisions) because of a POSIX
> As an aside...the reason I was thinking of rebuilding my kernel is I was
> noticing strange behaviour with my sound card module (via82cxxx). It
> keeps going dead on me! i.e.. applications think its working fine but no
> sound is outputted...the problem goes away when I rmmod & insmod. Has
> anyone else experienced similar problems?
>nope, but in my case, it hung the machine completely..
might be worth trying alsa (www.alsa-project.org)
> Finally....the question of full duplex. How can I tell if my card
> supports full duplex (besides trying an app that needs it and finding
> that it doesn't work!)?
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