Sat Apr 5 20:30:38 UTC 2008
John <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 14:54 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Alan Bartlett wrote:
> > 
> > (2) We must not loose sight of what CentOS basically is. CentOS == RHEL less
> > RH. A stable, server orientated OS. On the fora, we often see evidence that
> > CentOS is believed to be similar to *other* distros (that are more suitable
> > for laptops & "home" use) and that it, CentOS, can be loaded onto typical
> > laptops or home PCs. Then the grumbling starts about the non-operation of a
> > bottom-of-the-range NIC or video controller or how multi-media doesn't work
> > straight out of the box. The complaints that really irritate me are those
> > that end with ". . . . whilst 'foo' (or 'bar' or 'xyzzy' or 'y2') runs o.k.
> > on my hardware. So why doesn't CentOS?"
> This is more a symptom of the kernel age than anything else, and with 
> the backported drivers that sometimes end up in CentOS, this is subject 
> to change as the minor version numbers get their install images rebuilt. 
>    And with the CentOS plus kernel, this doesn't necessarily track RHEL 
> exactly either.  Is there a place to find out whether a certain piece of 
> hardware will work that stays up to date with the updates?
I thought you can get a list of the provided modules with each kernel
update from the kernel source code it self. for instance. go to the
directory in question and execute #] ls >log then you have a complete
text listing of them.

The Kernel Developer should have a list of such drivers to work. "He or
She would have to. Wouldn't they??


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