[arch-dev-public] Kernel 2.6.22 in testing

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 9 19:03:07 EDT 2007

This is a copy of my mail to the [arch] mailing list:

Good morning,

just a few minutes ago, the 2.6.22 kernel has been submitted to the
testing repository. Please test it and report any bugs that might occur,
so we hopefully can move it to current within a week.
This kernel will also be the basis of the "Archlinux 2007.07 Don't
panic" snapshot.

For any changes in 2.6.22, see this site:

I'd like to emphasize two changes:

We re-added the rt2x00 drivers which (thanks to the mac80211 stack being
merged in 2.6.22) now compile again and seem to work for me (rt2500pci).
The mac80211 stack also allows us to ship the iwlwifi driver for intel
3945 and 4965 users. The driver for the 3945 is not as stable as ipw3945
yet, so people should not switch to it yet. However, it is the only
driver for the 4965 wireless chipset.

Both i686 and x86_64 now include the option for Intel Microcode updates
which has been requested several times. I am going to add microcode_ctl
to the repos, until then it is available from the AUR.

Happy testing and good night

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