Linked by Clinton De Young on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 03:07 UTC
Debian and its clones If you are reading this, I assume you already know what the Linux kernel is and why you may want to update it. However, if you are accidentally reading this walkthrough, just happen to be running Linux, and have no idea what the kernel is or why you would want to update it, the next two paragraphs are for you (if you are looking instead into a less verbose and more generic way of updating your kernel on any Linux distro, read here). In a neophyte nutshell, the Linux kernel is the brain of the Linux system. It tells your system which file systems, hardware, protocols, etc. are supported. There is a lot more to it than that, of course, but I think that diminutive description will suffice for now.
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just a missing point
by fm on Mon 3rd Mar 2003 09:57 UTC

I have installed debian reading Clinton's install post easily. This article answers to many questions that I didn't resolve after Debian install . Just one missing point which confuses many newbies. There should be some directions about compiling ACPI in the kernel or how to enable apm in Debian especially for laptop users.

I think that about apm the problem could be resolve easily by just adding this line in /etc/lilo/conf append="apm=on" , but practically nobody says that

Just a newbie thought.