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bpl07
June 8th, 2008, 05:21 PM
What determines when the kernel is updated through Update Manager? I'm currently using 2.6.24-18, but I see that the most recent linux kernel is 2.6.26 and the most recent stable kernel is 2.6.25. Is it safe to try these kernels, or should I just stick to those released through the Update Manager?

I ask because supposedly mmap is fixed in the 2.6.26 kernel, which would enable me to open documents stored on an ntfs drive with office 2003 in wine. Currently they open as read-only or not at all because of this mmap issue with ntfs drives.

bruce89
June 8th, 2008, 05:25 PM
If you really want to, you can compile the newer kernels yourself. However, some things might break.

OldTimeTech
June 8th, 2008, 05:31 PM
And most probably the newest kernel hasn't been tested by Ubuntu's developers yet...so some things may not work that work with the kernel you now have.

kansasnoob
June 8th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Something you might try for better read/write capability of ntfs partitions is adding ntfsprogs from synaptic. (I think it's in synaptic in Gutsy)

You can read more about ntfsprogs here:

http://www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php

bpl07
June 8th, 2008, 05:37 PM
So the timing is based on Ubuntu's developers testing and approving the kernel?

bruce89
June 8th, 2008, 05:56 PM
So the timing is based on Ubuntu's developers testing and approving the kernel?

They'll stick with the same minor revision, so 2.6.24's here to stay.