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Re: [News] Ubuntu Revolt and Novell Revolt Covered in DistroWatch Weekly

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 21 May 2008 01:20 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Sinister Midget spake thusly:
>> Specifically, I get frequent hesitations. The machine doesn't lock up
>> per se. It just pauses for a second.
> That's most likely a kernel issue, which may not be distro-specific.
> This is why (like you) I dislike it when people recommend switching
> distros to "fix" problems. I also don't think that "upgrading" a
> perfectly working kernel for the Hell of it, is such a great idea.
> If it ain't broke...
> I have a bunch of excludes that I set in YUM, including the kernel and
> related kmods. Unless there's some remotely exploitable vulnerability
> that I desperately need to patch, I'll just leave the kernel alone. This
> also allows me to have long uptimes, so that works out well :)
> You don't say if you're using a stock kernel or an update, but whatever
> I would think that "tail -f /var/log/messages" might be useful during
> these hiccups. At least it'll give you a place to start with bug reports.

That's also why Linux pre-installation is important.

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