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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3 3
4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml,v 1.20 2005/09/08 10:10:28 fox2mike Exp $ --> 4<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml,v 1.21 2005/09/08 10:32:09 fox2mike Exp $ -->
5 5
6<guide link="/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml">
7 7
8<title>The complete Gentoo Linux 2.6 migration guide</title> 8<title>The complete Gentoo Linux 2.6 migration guide</title>
9 9
33 33
34<chapter> 34<chapter>
35<title>Introduction</title> 35<title>Introduction</title>
36 36
37<section> 37<section>
38<title>Whats new in Linux 2.6?</title> 38<title>What is new in Linux 2.6?</title>
39<body> 39<body>
40 40
41<p> 41<p>
42That is no easy question to answer. Linux 2.6 is the result of over 2 years of 42That is not an easy question to answer. Linux 2.6 is the result of over 2 years
43rapid development and stabilisation of new features, and is architectually 43of rapid development and stabilisation of new features, and is architecturally
44quite different from its 2.4 counterpart. Some of the more major changes are 44quite different from its 2.4 counterpart. Some of the major changes are listed
45listed below: 45below:
46</p> 46</p>
47 47
48<ul> 48<ul>
49 <li> 49 <li>
50 Scheduler/Interactivity improvements: Linux feels very smooth on desktop 50 Scheduler/Interactivity improvements: Linux feels very smooth on desktop
84<path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0</path> under which various 84<path>/usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.0</path> under which various
85important settings are taken care of. 85important settings are taken care of.
86</p> 86</p>
87 87
88<p> 88<p>
89If you're using a 2.4 profile, please change it to one that supports a 2.6 89If you are using a 2.4 profile, please change it to one that supports a 2.6
90kernel by doing the following. 90kernel by doing the following.
91</p> 91</p>
92 92
93<pre caption="Changing your profile"> 93<pre caption="Changing your profile">
94# <i>rm -f /etc/make.profile</i> 94# <i>rm -f /etc/make.profile</i>
178</p> 178</p>
179 179
180<p> 180<p>
181If you are not a LVM user, but you think LVM2 sounds useful for you, you can 181If you are not a LVM user, but you think LVM2 sounds useful for you, you can
182convert your disks to this format at a later date, by following the <uri 182convert your disks to this format at a later date, by following the <uri
183link="/doc/en/lvm2.xml">Gentoo LVM2 Installation Guide</uri>. For now, lets 183link="/doc/en/lvm2.xml">Gentoo LVM2 Installation Guide</uri>. For now, let us
184just concentrate on getting a smooth 2.6 migration underway. 184just concentrate on getting a smooth 2.6 migration underway.
185</p> 185</p>
186 186
187</body> 187</body>
188</section> 188</section>
533type from <e>usbdevfs</e> to <e>usbfs</e>. 533type from <e>usbdevfs</e> to <e>usbfs</e>.
534</p> 534</p>
535 535
536<note> 536<note>
537Recent 2.4 kernels will also allow you to use "usbfs" as well as "usbdevfs", so 537Recent 2.4 kernels will also allow you to use "usbfs" as well as "usbdevfs", so
538you aren't breaking any backwards compatibility by doing this. 538you are not breaking any backwards compatibility by doing this.
539</note> 539</note>
540 540
541</body> 541</body>
542</section> 542</section>
543<section> 543<section>
764 Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ---&gt; 764 Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ---&gt;
765 &lt;M&gt; Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 765 &lt;M&gt; Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
766 &lt;M&gt; Sequencer support 766 &lt;M&gt; Sequencer support
767 &lt;M&gt; OSS Mixer API 767 &lt;M&gt; OSS Mixer API
768 [*] OSS Sequencer API 768 [*] OSS Sequencer API
769<comment> (and dont forget to select your soundcard from the submenus!)</comment> 769<comment> (and do not forget to select your soundcard from the submenus!)</comment>
770 770
771<comment>(the following are required if you use LVM for disk management):</comment> 771<comment>(the following are required if you use LVM for disk management):</comment>
772Device Drivers ---&gt; 772Device Drivers ---&gt;
773 Multi-device support (RAID and LVM) ---&gt; 773 Multi-device support (RAID and LVM) ---&gt;
774 [*] Multiple devices driver support (RAID and LVM) 774 [*] Multiple devices driver support (RAID and LVM)

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