Maybe someone can explain this to me:
I installed Mandrake 10.1 onto a machine with the 2.6 kernel and it had
problems with USB. It can't see my USB mouse and freezes when trying to find
my USB printer. Harddrake will also freeze the boot process if it is
configured to run at boot time. After much messing around and googling I
haven't found a definitive answer but Mandrake appears to have problems with
loading modules for USB. In frustration I install the 2.4 kernel and this
works. Out of curiosity I boot into the old 2.6 kernel...it now works! And
its not a one off. I repeated the same procedure on another machine: install
2.6, get loads of USB problems, install 2.4 and miraculously 2.6 now works,
usb mouse and all?
What is going on? At the moment we use Mandrake 9.1 and want to upgrade as 9.1
is no longer supported but I an loath to upgrade before I can explain this
What are peoples recommendations - should we just stick with the 2.4 kernel?
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