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Old 11-04-2003, 01:05 PM   #1
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Kernel Pre patch

Could somebody tell me what a pre patch is? I am very comfortable applying patches and recompiling, but i just don't quite get what this pre-patching is all about.

I need to apply one I'm told to get the prism54 drivers going (pre-2.4.23), but I have a hand rolled 2.4.20. Can this really be right?
Old 11-04-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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The prepatch is like an alpha release of the new kernel
release candidates are like betas.

You can get the pre-patches at


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