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Re: kernels



Antonio Olivares wrote:
----- Original Message ----
From: Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 2:31:29 PM
Subject: Re: kernels

Antonio Olivares wrote:
----- Original Message ----
From: Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com>
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2007 10:10:50 AM
Subject: kernels


There appears to be a lot of talk about kernel bugs. I heard that the stock F7 kernel has bugs and it is known as 2.6.21-1,3194 and in the updates it was changed to 2.6.21-1,3228. This makes me think both of these are the same identical kernel with some changes in the huge number of compiled in modules. This update is a change in the modules that are compiled in. With a lot of work you could compare the modules and discover what happened.

For sure Red Hat could have done the update package. And they could have decided which modules to remove/add. Where can you read about all this?

Karl


Karl, The kernel is evolving and changing everytime. Old bugs are squashed and new ones are introduced. The patches released fix certain bugs and the cycle continues. Dave Jones is the specialist and has several people helping him out as well.
http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/projects/fedora/
or
http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/

will give you more information. There is also a fedora-kernel-list that may/may not be in your best interests to join. There are several bugs for which you can see here

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/showdependencytree.cgi?id=184121


You can also compile your own kernel as well if you need to.

Regards,

Antonio




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Wow! I looked at the web pages and those are all Red Hat maintained and show a lot of work on the kernel's modules. Looks real busy. As for making my own that will not happen again soon. The only thing I might want to do is add a module that is the basis for a system that uses the WiFi transceiver in my lap-top. It appears that Intel has done a lot of good work here.

Thanks
Karl

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Karl,

If you are going to make a kernel module you just need kernel-devel package. Some packages for intel modules are already on Fedora kernels, and others that are not intel based can be found on Atrpms, freshrpms, livna, etc.


# yum install kernel-devel

and compile what you need.
Regards,

Antonio




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Stuff changes fast! I saw a message that said a kernel package has the WiFi modules installed from Intel. I have already d/l that package for my laptop.

Karl


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