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bong.mau 04-24-2004 10:58 AM


ENV: mandrake 9.2
kernel 2.4.22-10mdk

i'm trying to apply ACPI patch
but the dry run give me error and put results in reject files.
i downloaded the correct version at sourceforge site
it seems that the source on my computer is different from the source of developper
i'm newbe to linux....
it seems the code is writenn for another source...
is there a difference between 2.4.22-10 and 2.4.22-10mdk ?
does anyone has applied acpi patches on 2.4.22-10mdk ?
if yes ,then how to proceeed ?

thanks in advance


Mara 04-24-2004 11:10 AM

The sources you have are heavily patched and it looks like that the fragment that your patch needs to modify is already different than it expects. One of the solutions is to apply the patch manually, but do it only if you're a programmer. The second solution is to get plain kernel from and apply only the patches you need.

doug_s 04-24-2004 11:12 AM

Patches are assumed to be against the vanilla kernel from unless otherwise specified. The Mandrake kernel is different from the vanilla kernel. It has alot of the patches already applied, maybe their own stuff too but I'm not sure about that one.

The Mandrake kernel might already have the acpi patch applied. Try running xconfig and looking at the power management options to determine that.

bong.mau 04-25-2004 01:11 PM

looking at DMESG i see
ACPI subsystem revision 20030813
this is the ACPI patch already installed.
i downloaded the latest patch but it does not apply

i will download a new kernel from the
in the mean time i have a question to issue:
ok i , i cannot patch mandrake
i have a last question ..
is there a linux distribution with a patchable kernel ?

this to avoid to download always a new kernel if i have problems

thanks in advance


Mara 04-25-2004 04:12 PM

Hard to say...It depends on the patch. If it changes the files not changed by any previous patch, it will work. I tried with serveral distros (MDK, Slack) and in my case custom patching always required plain kernel.

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