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Silicon Valley Linux User Group: Technical Notes
Distributions with Linux 2.2 Early Availability

After the release of Linux 2.2 was announced on January 26, 1999, discussion on the SVLUG mail list resulted in a contest among the Linux distributions for early-access locations for Linux 2.2.


See also

Linux 2.2 Announcement on the SVLUG List

From: Ian Kluft
Subject: [svlug] Linux 2.2.0 released
To: svlug@svlug.org (Silicon Valley Linux Users Group)
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 11:18:33 -0800 (PST)

Linux 2.2.0 was released today.  This marks the end of the 2.0.X kernels.
2.2.X is the new stable kernel series.
To reduce the burden on the kernel.org servers, I made the link from the
SVLUG home page news point at LinuxHQ...
Note: only kernel sources are currently available, which is enough for
do-it-yourselfers.  If you depend on CDs for your Linux installations,
give the CD distribution producers anywhere from weeks to months to
bring out 2.2-based systems.  All the ones currently shipping glibc2-based 
Linux systems (Red Hat, Caldera "OpenLinux", SuSE, Pacific HiTech
"TurboLinux", Debian and others) are nearly ready for 2.2 already.
One thing you can probably count on is that they're all already scrambling
to get their 2.2-based releases out.

Linux 2.2 Early Access for Pacific HiTech "TurboLinux"

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:44:23 -0700 (MST)
From: Scott Stone <sstone@turbolinux.com>
To: Ian Kluft
cc: Silicon Valley Linux Users Group <svlug@svlug.org>
Subject: Re: [svlug] Linux 2.2.0 released

I'll have TurboLinux RPMS today or tomorrow at
Some caveats - the 2.2.0 will drop into a TL 3.0.1 system pretty much
effortlessly, BUT:
1.  Replace /dev/lp1 with /dev/lp0 in printcap
2.  Add 'alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc' in /etc/conf.modules
3.  use modutils 2.1.121 or higher
4.  upgrade your dhcpd
5.  upgrade your raid tools.
6.  change your soundblaster module options in /etc/conf.modules:
old: options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1,5 type=6
new: options -k sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 dma16=5
you can optionally do 'mpu_io=0x330' as well in the new commandline.
Other than that, everything seems normal - even proc-related stuff seems
to work fine without modification.  And it's definitely faster than
Scott M. Stone <sstone@turbolinux.com>
Head of TurboLinux English / Systems Administrator
Pacific HiTech, Inc. (http://www.turbolinux.com)

Linux 2.2 Early Access for Debian Linux

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:32:06 -0800
From: Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
To: Scott Stone <sstone@turbolinux.com>
Cc: Silicon Valley Linux Users Group <svlug@svlug.org>
Subject: Re: [svlug] Linux 2.2.0 released

Ok, I can get into this contest. ;-) Debian packages of the 2.2.0 kernel have
been available since 1.5 hours after its release, at
We'll add more as they show up on the mail list...

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