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Linux 2.5.2 Kernel Released 234

Posted by Hemos
from the go-and-compile dept.
valdis writes "Amazing.. it's been out over 3 hours and not discussed to death. Well, maybe there's not as many bleeding-edge crazies out there. But if there are, here's what's new. You can get it at the usual place, but please use the mirrors if you can."
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Linux 2.5.2 Kernel Released

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  • USB (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ciryon (218518) on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @09:02AM (#2841347) Journal
    USB update (including initial 2.0 support)

    Sounds rather interesting. I've had some issues with my Rio 800 MP3 player with many 2.4 kernels, perhaps it's more stable now? Also great that the kernel guys are working on 2.0 support.

    Ciryon

  • Why? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by neroz (449747) <nerozNO@SPAMiinet.net.au> on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @09:07AM (#2841370) Homepage
    Why is this being announced here? This is the development kernel series. MANY releases are to come, and I really hope that the announcements stop. These kernels are not intended for end users, and you may end up being the reason some newbie installs the kernel and has his drive fsck it self into oblivion. The 2.5 series is going to last a long time because of the radical changes planned, so really, stop announcing them.
  • Re:Hardware support (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Kynde (324134) <kynde.iki@fi> on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @09:17AM (#2841401)
    In the future (read "when linux is 2.6ish") we'll have an autoconfiguration tool to assist in probing hardware and accompanying appropriate drivers for the build process. This in turn will hopefully push more manufacturers to release linux drivers along with their M$ drivers since more and more ppl will be able to compile their kernels.

    There's huge amounts of discussion going on in the lkml (Linux Kernel Mailing List) right now the autoconfiguration tool.
  • Or maybe... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SilentChris (452960) on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @09:21AM (#2841417) Homepage
    "Well, maybe there's not as many bleeding-edge crazies out there."

    Or maybe most of us are at work and are working on (relatively) stable workstations that we can't tinker with. I'm not a kernel hacker myself (I wait until a distro comes out with a new stable kernel and all the trimmings) but I can imagine that kernel traffic probably peaks after business hours.

  • Re:Mirrors (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Ami Ganguli (921) on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @09:33AM (#2841469) Homepage

    Hmm. Considering their bandwith utilization right now is only 40Mb/s (out of 100) I don't think it's a huge issue. And this while being Slashdotted too.

    I wish I had that kind of bandwidth :-).

  • by imrdkl (302224) on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @09:34AM (#2841474) Homepage Journal
    From the changelog:
    Jakub Jelinek: fix Linux/x86 confusion about arg passing of "save_v86_state" and "do_signal"

    Seems somehow appropriate. (the confusion, I mean... :) Anyways, what a bunch of prolific hackers. Some of these guys had changes or patches in nearly every pre version.

    The changelog could be a bit more verbose, but otoh, perhaps these kind of descriptions are more thought-inspiring.

  • by hacker (14635) <hacker@gnu-designs.com> on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @11:45AM (#2842179)
    Nobody doubts that ALSA will be included, the only question is how.
    Personally as an audiophile, I find the sound reproduction quality of ALSA atrocious when compared to the OSS drivers. On every machine I've tried it on, ranging from laptops to full-blown desktops with the latest Turtle, SB, etc. cards, you can hear a perceptable hiss and overall the volume is lower, even at the same mixer settings. Many dozens of people have reported it, so I am not alone here. I will never use ALSA in a production box, though I think their efforts are noble.
  • Re:Hardware support (Score:2, Interesting)

    by DavonZ (13344) on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @12:32PM (#2842492) Homepage
    No. That really defeats the idea behind Linux. With Linux, take action in your own hands and get the support added for that hardware!

    When I purchased my Hercules Game Theater XP, there wasn't any Linux support. Yes, there was a CS46xx module, but it didn't work with the GTXP. I read the source and found Thomas Woller's email address and fired him off an email. Before I knew it I was asked what I would like supported from my device and asked to write up some information for Thomas to present to Cirrus Logic. Emails started to fly and Thomas started to send me drivers to test on my machine, which I would test and send him back my results. I was being placed into mailings with Thomas and many other developers including Alan Cox. It really was an amazing experience and gives you the true meaning of Open Source.

    For a small part of time I was making a difference. I was taking what I needed but also giving it to thousands of others. Now there is a little part of me in every Linux kernel. I did not have to be a big programmer, just needed to contribute.
  • Re:Bah (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Gehenna_Gehenna (207096) <cavanetten@@@gmail...com> on Tuesday January 15, 2002 @05:10PM (#2844748) Homepage
    I quite agree. the above was intended as A JOKE. How in the world is this considered a troll. Weenies. Take your non-stable kernal and stick it in your nose.
    It's goofball losers like the 2 folks who modded me a Troll that make the Linux environment so difficult to break into for Linux newbies like myself. Get off your uber-elete soapbox and have a laugh.

    Off topic? Sure. Mod me down. I got the karma to burn.

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