[PlanetCCRMA] Kernel status

Jan Depner eviltwin69@cableone.net
Fri Feb 17 15:58:01 2006

On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 12:40 -0600, Pablo wrote:
> Hello Fernando:
> Sorry if I'm completely unaware of some development, but I'd like to 
> ask about what's keeping the whole series of the later Fedora kernels 
> at the "experimental" stage? Is this due to something in the 2.6 kernel 
> versions? The Molnar patches?
> Is there hope that we might have a non-experimental Planet CCRMA kernel 
> for any of the Fedora Core versions anytime soon? The latest SMP 
> kernels I've tried behave rather weirdly with my motherboard, and won't 
> recognize the mouse and keyboard correctly even when the non-SMP kernel 
> of the same number will, so I haven't even been able to get to the 
> point wher I can try and configure my RME soundcard with ALSA, which 
> continues to be another awful hassle I won't get into here... I'd just 
> like to get a DAW working that I can use to convince my students to try 
> Linux alternatives, but this has proven to be a bit disheartening, even 
> if I don't mind working a bit and learning a bit more than with other 
> OSs!

    The mouse/keyboard SMP thing is a known bug with 2.6 and some
motherboards.  It was fixed in 2.6.14 I believe (and definitely in
2.6.15 as I had the same problem at work).

Jan 'Evil Twin' Depner
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