Re: [vox-tech] i've lost the ability to compile a kernel/Modem suggestio
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Re: [vox-tech] i've lost the ability to compile a kernel/Modem suggestions?
begin Joey Karalius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Questions from a newbie...
> How often should one compile a kernel?
three reasons to compile a kernel:
1. to get extra functionality that you need (ie- radeon support in >2.4.10)
2. because it's cool
3. to learn
when i first started using linux, i compiled a kernel every time a new kernel
appeared. i also played around with various options and functionality.
about once every few weeks.
these days, you can see for yourself:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1063157 Oct 5 11:20 vmlinuz-2.4.10
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1090401 Nov 18 23:46 vmlinuz-2.4.13
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1090307 Nov 30 11:55 vmlinuz-2.4.16
i skipped over 2.4.11, 2.4.12, 2.4.14 and 2.4.15.
> I assume whenever there is a new
> one out, but would the existing kernel ever need to be recompiled,
no. once it's compiled, it's compiled.
> I was at Frye's looking for a new dialup modem to use on my Red Hat
> 7.2/Win98SE dual boot box. Any suggestions? Are there internal
> controller-based models, or are externals the only way to go... If
> external, can more than one 'puter work through the same modem?
go for either external or ISA internal.
someone, somewhere, somehow, for some reason, built a serial y-splitter.
like the "truth", "it's out there".
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