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Re: Vanilla kernel RPM?



On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 19:28:21 +0000
Matthew Saltzman <mjs CLEMSON EDU> wrote:

> Some time back, there was a discussion on fedora-list about vanilla
> kernels.  IIRC, Rahul offered to create an RPM for the vanilla
> kernel.org kernels with no Fedora patches or only security patches for
> those of us that wanted to test with vanilla kernels.  I am wondering
> whatever happened to that proposal.
> 
> I have a Thinkpad T61 with nVidia graphics.  In F8, the machine refueses
> to suspend--it goes into suspend mode and then spontaneously comes out.
> This happens with the nVidia driver and the VESA driver (the nv driver
> still doesn't work 8^(...).  In RHEL5, an identical machine running the
> VESA driver works perfectly.
> 
> I'd like to try to help troubleshoot this
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=254214), and I think having
> a vanilla kernel might be useful.
> 

The specfile in rawhide has a vanilla option.  All you have to do is
run:

make vanilla-$TARGET

And it will build a vanilla kernel (with only patches for the config
mechanisms IIRC).

josh


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