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Ubuntu 10.04 May Backport More Kernel DRM

The decision to stick with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel rather than the soon to be released Linux 2.6.33 kernel for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that will be released in April is leading to a few more headaches for those involved with packing X.Org and the graphics components for the Lucid Lynx release. Developers...
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Fedora 13 and Rawhide Diverge

The much-anticipated split between the Fedora "Rawhide" development repository and the stabilizing Fedora 13 repository has happened at last. That means that people continuing to follow Rawhide should fasten their seat belts and update their backups in anticipation of a flood of packages inte...
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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.33 (Part 5) - Drivers

Enhancements to the ALSA code for HD audio codecs, a V4L/DVB driver for the Mantis TV chip, drivers for MSI laptops and drivers for newer AMD CPUs are just some of the improvements to Linux hardware support. Android drivers have now been escorted from the staging area, while Ramzswap (formerly Comp...
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How Old is Our Kernel?

We now have almost five years of kernel development history in the git repository; this history can yield interesting info...

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Kernel Prepatch 2.6.33-rc8

Linus has released the 2.6.33-rc8 prepatch. "I think this is going to be the last -rc of the series, so please do test it out. A number of regressions should be fixed, and while the regression list doesn't make me _happy_, we didn't have the kind...
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