Hi, Usually I'm not one to complain about "old" version of the CentOS kernel and/or software, since I appreciate CentOS' stability. So this might be the exception that confirms the rule. I've been jumping through several burning loops these past days to configure my little MSI Wind netbook, and I'm currently considering going for a more recent kernel. There's no way the Ralink driver for the wireless card will build on an older kernel than 2.6.22, apparently. I'm prepared to do some tinkering, but in the meanwhile, can you give some basic recommendations or caveats? This is not our production database server, so it's not a big deal if it's a little bit less stable. What i naively plan to do: get a kernel SRPM from Fedora 9, try to build from there, and see where it leads. I think I'm going to give it a shot in VirtualBox first. But then, maybe one of you has already gone that path and can tell me if I have to expect something trivial or an experience of the hair-pulling type. Cheers, Niki PS: with similar requests, folks usually suggest I run Fedora. So let me state: I like CentOS. I don't want to run Fedora.