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#1 2005-05-07 00:08:51

BobL
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From: USA
Registered: 2005-05-04
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Just wondering....

Sorry if this is obvious as I could not find a definitive answer.   I am almost positive the answer is yes, but thought to ask.    If I just use the stock Arch kernel,  then upgrading it, using pacman  [ pacman -Syu ] is all I need to do, correct?

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#2 2005-05-07 00:53:38

T-Dawg
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From: Wilmington, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,734

Re: Just wondering....

Yes. It will retrieve the latest kernel and upgrade properly by executing the usually commands ie. make clean bzImage modules, copying files, image, etc.
Have a look at the PKGBUILD in /var/abs/kernels/kernel26 (kernel26 for ide 2.6) for the specifics.

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#3 2005-05-07 01:00:35

Snowman
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-08-20
Posts: 5,212

Re: Just wondering....

If you use lilo as bootloader, don't forget to run lilo (as root) after each kernel upgrade.

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#4 2005-05-08 00:27:16

neri
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From: Victoria, Canada
Registered: 2003-05-04
Posts: 552

Re: Just wondering....

Snowman wrote:

If you use lilo as bootloader, don't forget to run lilo (as root) after each kernel upgrade.

To be honest, there _Can_ be gotchas.
If you use kernel modules, not shipping withe the stock kernel, you will have to upgrade them too. Famous example is the nvidia package, whic needs a simple pacman -S nividia to install itself into the correct module directory. But these are special cases.

-neri

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#5 2005-05-08 04:43:45

Cam
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From: Brisbane, Aus
Registered: 2004-12-21
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Re: Just wondering....

lirc is the same as nvidia.

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#6 2005-05-08 20:29:42

Snowman
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-08-20
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Re: Just wondering....

There's also closed source modem drivers like ltmodem, etc...

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