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2.6.21 kernel sucks?

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Has anyone noticed that the 2.6.21 kernel really sucks? I've had loads of hassle with it lately?

I'm running a stock Fedora kernel and have had problems with WINE, X11 and even the GUI at startup.
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I've had problems with Alsa and OSS. I've recompiled it about 8 times and its still having problems with my sound card. Think I'll just go back to 2.6.18 or wait till 2.6.22 comes out since it looks like it'll be done soon.
Messed with 2.6.21.4 and 2.6.21.5, had issues with both.
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I have not updated to it yet..... Might stick with 2.6.18 if this many people are having issues.
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I'd stay with 2.6.18, I used it for 6 months with no issues on Slackware.
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what!? it compiled flawlessly, its running flawlessly and it may have soved my memory leak. its rockin' anda rollin' just fine
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kernel 2.6.21 is good for me, in fact my sensor chip on evga680i is supported under it, and not 2.6.20. however, I get static and no (d)mixing on NVIDIA HDA. Had to use my sound blaster audigy2zs.

Keeping up to date with the kernel is a good idea for alsa-drivers, but I would recommened also keeping up todate with the other alsa stuff. YET, as of 1.0.14rc (and the release id imagine too) I still have no luck with this nvidia/realtek piece of ****.

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post #7 of 7
I locked up the other day after upgrading, I assumed it was the ****ty ATI drivers because it seemed like it had to do with the graphics, but I guess there is a slight possibility it could have been the updated kernel.
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