[PlanetCCRMA] rh9 and planet ccrma problems

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu May 29 19:54:01 2003

> I'm putting together a new computer to run Planet CCRMA. I can provide
> all the painful gory details if that helps with my problem.
> Regular RH9 kernels boot fine and work as I would expect them to. When I
> boot the planet kernel, on-board usb and my ethernet card cease to
> function. Devices plugged into the usb ports don't even get power. The
> ethernet card has a link light, and it's module loads (I think), but
> that's about it.
> Tomorrow night I will try downgrading to RH8, unless any of you have any
> better ideas.

I have a new kernel almost ready to go that may be useful in your case.
It is a version based on the latest RedHat kernel (2.4.20-13.7/8/9) with
almost no added patches. It has the capabilities patch and an additional
drm low latency patch but the rest is almost completely RedHat. It also
include some new ":Provides" that will (hopefully) insure that there are
no more architecture mismatches between the kernel and the alsa kernel

I was hoping to test it a bit before releasing it, I just finished
rebuilding the 9 version (there are now three builds, one for 7.x,
another for 8.0 and another for 9). But you are welcome to try it...

WARNING: the location of the packages will change when I release it
"officially"... really really soon now (probably tomorrow). 

For now you could (temporarily) add:

rpm http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/apt redhat/9/en/i386

(all in one line) to your /etc/apt/sources.list and do an "apt-get
update" to sync. 

After that you should be able to do:
  apt-get install planetccrma-core-redhat
  apt-get install planetccrma-core-smp-redhat
to install the RedHat kernel _and_ the corresponding alsa kernel

Replace 9 with 8.0 or 7.x for the other flavors...
-- Fernando

PS: I'm also working on a new Planet CCRMA kernel and tracking closely
the 2.4.21 rc series (today at rc6 - I'm in the process of building it).
This kernel will have the usual planet patches including full lowlat and
acpi. I already fixed the drm versioning problem with the newest redhat
xfree... some problems that existed before are gone, no doubt there are
new ones to replace them. I may wait for the official 2.4.21 which is
apparently very close to being released...