[PlanetCCRMA] FC2 + 2.4 kernel CCRMA partial success

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jun 3 11:08:02 2004

I wanted to go to FC2 to get better video drivers for my laptop, and a few
other things.

The FC2 install process removes kernel-2.4*, but leaves the alsa drivers
etc. there. The old kernel can be put back with rpm -ivh --force, and it
boots fine with FC2.

The problem for me is that the driver for my touchpad is different enough
in 2.6 that the new version of X wont read it with a 2.4 kernel, so I'm
stuck with 2.6 or external mouse for now, but other people may be ok.

I couldn't find the rpm for apt that works with FC2, so I had to download
the RPMs I needed by hand, but thats OK for a few.

There are rpms of drivers for the centrino wireless card on atrpms, which
work great with the FC2 kernel - building them by hand is a real pain.

- Steve