[Server-devel] CentOS hardware support doubts

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 09:17:48 EST 2012

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> I'm worried about the expertise required in order to identify such
> repos and packages. We need this process to be doable without me in
> the room.


> I assume that RHEL is pretty good for server-class hardware found in
> US/EU; I can imagine why the support of desktop-class hardware found
> in the poorer parts of latin america may be lesser so.

Grumble. And we know where our users are.

> I haven't yet found a case where the F9-->C6 upgrade adds hardware
> support for any hardware that we have here.

That's all around bad news.

> I like your idea of using a F16 kernel on top of CentOS 6.2. So far,
> his seems to be working fine (and solves all of the compatibility
> problems mentioned above). If this continues to work I would like to
> push it as the default for XS install media.

The F15 version of the same kernel that Peter proposes seems sane to me.

Still, it's a surprise to me.

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