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Old 01-05-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up I installed Kernel 2.6.1-rc1

I installed Kernel 2.6.1-rc1 on Saturday and I spent the entire weekend getting it just the way I like it. After fighting with the Framebuffer, alsa, and Module dependecies all is well. Here are a few notes of the things I had to do:

Frame buffer:
if you don't know just choose Vesa. Don't choose more then 1 Frame Buffer at the same time, I had alot of issues when I had multiple compiled into the kernel.

I had to run the snddevices script then I still had to do the modprobe on the snd-pcm-oss (all the oss emulation modules) I just added it to my rc.local startup script (Slackware). Since that things are working perfect.

Bootsplash (test9 patch):
Works great no special configuration needed!!

I was getting alot of module dependency errors I installed the new verison of module-init and that solved the problem:
I had a little trouble getting it installed. Make sure you rename all the old module tools to .old (I.E. modprobe.old) and it likes to install in the /usr/local/bin directory so I made symbolic links to the files in that directory since all the apps I had were hard coded to /sbin/mods

Also I got a little crazy and installed the CVS version of X (4.3.99) it is about the same as the old... But it works great too.

I was just curious if anyone else installed 2.6.0 or 2.6.0-rc1. If so did it go smooth or not?

(I am sure if I read the Documentation things would have went smoother)
Old 01-05-2004, 04:25 PM   #2
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I am running off of 2.6.0 and it is wonderful. I have had no complaints or problems. As an added bonus, my PCI Wireless card is no supported in the kernel.

I too ran into a frame buffer issue at first, but everything seams great now, I just wish they would make the nvidia frame buffer not break the nvidia 3D drivers, or vis versa.
Old 01-05-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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ive been running these kernels since 2.5.52 theyre a wonderful bunch and its really nice to have alsa work almost magically and no need to recompile drm for my laptop because the built in version is so up to date (recently ported to 2.4 and found in 2.4.23 and up) also dont forget to change your compile time habits it now only requires make && make modules_install


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