[PlanetCCRMA] A few questions about the Planet Kernel

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Wed Feb 5 16:03:01 2003

>    I got my raw kernel working this evening. No Alsa, capabilities or
> low latency yet. The process did raise a couple of questions for me: 
> 1) What is your kernel source? RH? kernel.org? 

Plain Linus (ie: what you find at kernel.org) plus ll, preempt,
capabilities and a couple other things. I don't currently include all
the RedHat patches. Everything I use is in the source rpm for the

> 2) You remember that drive problem I had where hda became hde? I used
> 2.4.20 from kernel.org and with this build it's back to hda. This raises
> the issue for me about how you configure your kernel and what causes
> that. However, if you use RH's kernel source, then that might be the
> difference. I don't know... 

The problem with the hd controller you were having is that 2.4.19 does
not have proper support for it. 2.4.20+ apparently does. I don't think
it is a configuration problem (at kernel configuration time). 

> 3) I cannot find the kernel timer this evening. Do you remember where
> that setting is in make xconfig? 

Nope, sorry...
You may want to test drive a planetary 2.4.20-pre4 kernel just for the
fun of it :-) You will find the rpms in:


You will have to download and install them manually as they are not part
of the repository. You don't need all the rpms that are there. Get only:

from the i686 directory:

from the i386 directory:
(needed only if you want to compile new kernel drivers - but this kernel
has been compiled with gcc 3.2 so you are out of luck in 7.3 :-)

To install the kernel:
  (do **NOT** use rpm -Uvh as that will erase previous kernels!
   you have been warned!!)
  rpm -ivh kernel-up-2.4.20-1.12.ll.acpi.i686.rpm
To install the alsa driver:
  rpm -Uvh alsa-driver-2.4.20-1.12.ll.acpi-0.9.0-44.i686.rpm
To install the kernel sources (optional at this point):
  rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.20-1.12.ll.acpi.i386.rpm

-- Fernando