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Update Suse kernel

zeraxis_ee asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Hi, pls how can I update my SUSE linux kernel from to 2.6.26.*****
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Thanks... I looked at these links and it seem really complicated. Basically I have OpenSuse 11.0 with kernel and I need to update 2.6.26 because of a sound driver.

Installing a new kernel is very lengthly and error prone process. I was reading that it is possible to upgrade using a patch. But there are rules to do with 2.6.x.y and something about only updating the core.

Can someone tell me how to apply the patch?

Even if you patch a kernel, you still have to recompile it yourself.

Please check out this very nice, in-depth and step-by-step HowTo on compiling and patching a SuSe kernel:
(The Howto has 3 pages, make sure to read them all)

Here is another tutorial:

And here is some info coming from SuSe users who only just compiled their first kernel:

If you still don't feel confident enough, consider one of the following easier solutions that might work as well:

1. Use Yast Online Update to get the new kernel/patch and Yast to compile and install it:
- make sure you have included and updated all major repositories (update sources):
- add additional third-party repositories (mainly Packman plus maybe one specialized on your problematic hardware):
- add the Vanilla kernel repo: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/Vanilla/openSUSE_11.0/
- in Yast's 'Add software' module, search for the name of your sound hardware/driver. If found, install.
- if not found, search for "kernel" or "kernel-sources"
- select your desired kernel and click Ok.

2. Consider updating to SuSe 11.1.
I know I haven't been encouraging people to do so in the past, and I still have no good feelings when it comes to 11.1, but only recently I upgraded another machine from a fresh 11.0 installation to 11.1 and I cannot report any annoyances so far. It was even a noticeable improvement.
This will give you kernel 2.6.27 without any hassle or kernel patching.

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Thanks for the help... I have actually updated to Suse Linux 11.1 on the end. Sound works fine now.
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