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Old 02-11-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
WILLIAMATHOMAS
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How To Apply Patch To Kernel


All,
I am new to Linux... approximately one week... I have loaded Redhat 8.0 on a Sony P4. All went well, but I have lost control of my variable speed fan on my Intel chip. I have acquired a ACPI patch for the kernel, but I don't have a clue on how to proceed.
My question is:
Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, I need help...


Thanks-in-advance,
Bill
 
Old 02-11-2003, 03:11 PM   #2
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What kind of file is it ? Like a tar.gz file or RPM. If its a tar.gz type file, you should be able to just unpack it or untar it, then they will usually come with a README or INSTALL file with instructions to proceed in applying the patch.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 01:57 PM   #3
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I run linux with ACPI compiled on a compaq presario.

Did you get a patch specifically for the red hat kernel?
The patches for ACPI I know of are only for vanilla kernels (download from kernel.org) but then you'd not be able to use you redhat kernel anymore obviously.

I tried SuSE 8.1 which runs a patched version of 2.4.19 which has ACPI support (I still had to recompile from source though to get all of it working) so you could try that. Shame is, unless you wanna buy the cd you have to do an ftp install which takes really long!

Perhaps you could tell us the ACPI patch you have?

I'm a linux newbie but I have some experience with ACPI so I hope I can help you.

HC
 
  


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