[PlanetCCRMA] fc6/7: new rt kernel; fc6/7: updated libgig

John Dey jsdey@optonline.net
Thu Jul 5 17:23:02 2007


I upgraded.  Now running rt19 of the kernel.  Tried to "yum install 
kmod-ipw3945 iwp-firmware" neither package was in the repos?  Am I 
missing something?

On Jul 5, 2007, at 6:28 PM, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:

> Hi all, some kernel updates:
> fc6/fc7: kernel-rt-2.6.21-0182.rt19.1
> based in and Ingo's I had to skip rt18 as it 
> had
> problems with the udev startup sequence. Many thanks to Ingo, Thomas
> Gleixner - who fixed the bug - and Carsten Emde who provided the traces
> that made it possible to debug it.
> Seems to work nicely in my tests (rt17 _sometimes_ had the udev 
> problems
> as well in some of the hardware configurations we have, which you may
> have seen as delays in the boot sequence).
> fc6/fc7: the stock kernel does not include the ilw3945 
> wireless
> driver that is included as a patch in the stock Fedora kernel... and my
> new laptop needs something, so I created kernel modules for the ipw3945
> driver, its firmware and the regulatory daemon (the last two rebuilds 
> of
> what freshrpms provides - with thanks to Matthias)[*].
> If you want to test this, "yum install kmod-ipw3945 ipw-firmware" and
> all necessary packages should be installed. This kernel module will 
> only
> work with the rt kernel packages.
> On the same vein there's also a bleeding edge ALSA kernel modules
> package. If installed ("yum install kmod-alsa") it will provide a very
> recent hg (it is a version control system used byt the ALSA project)
> snapshot of the alsa kernel drivers, which is newer than what comes
> bundled with I wish I did not have to do this, but with the
> new kernel modules sound in my new laptop actually works. If you are
> having soundcard problems with very new hardware this may help.
> fc6/fc7: updated libgig to version 3.1.1
> Enjoy!
> -- Fernando
> [*] there are at least three widely used ways to package kernel 
> modules,
> I used "kmod" which is what is used officialy in Fedora and Livna,
> Freshrpms uses "dkms" and ATrpms use "kmdl"... let's _not_ argue about
> which one is better, please :-)
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