[ltp] thinkpad-sources-2.6.25-r1

Dan Sawyer linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 05:38:44 -0700

Yes, I have been building custom kernels for many years. There are 
several config parameters that are not in the distro that are required 
to use thinkpad features. However I do not patch the kernel, I simply 
download source, unpack, configure, and build.  The only real questions 
are about use of patch. Thanks - Dan

Florian Manschwetus wrote:
> Dan Sawyer schrieb:
>> The distro is fc9.
>> Where in the tree should the patches be loaded?
>> What is the patch command to install the patches?
>> Thanks - Dan
> Uhm, I think you should better ask a gentoo-user to give you a packed 
> kernel-source-dir. To do this manually will be really hard, also you 
> may need a really specific config. Did you ever build a kernel 
> yourself for your fc9? If not, you should try this first, may be fc 
> needs special patches on its own. Better you get proper sources which 
> you can build manually first. Then you could patch it with the 
> mentioned patches. (patch -p0 < ....patch)
> Florian
>> Florian Manschwetus wrote:
>>> Dan Sawyer schrieb:
>>>> Thank you.
>>>> I have sources from installed. Will these patches work 
>>>> with .4?
>>>> I am new to patch. Where should these overlays be loaded? What is 
>>>> the command to install them?
>>>> Sorry to be such a retrograde - but it pays to ask. Thanks - Dan
>>>> Florian Manschwetus wrote:
>>>>> ok, i set it free, i tested this 2 days now, looks fine.
>>>>> i reviewed a bit, feel free to have look.
>>>>> Bay is working again
>>>>> And sata poweroff unused Ports saves a bit more power. ;)
>>>>> for more info look here:
>>>>> http://overlays.gentoo.org/dev/jokey/browser/trunk/sys-kernel/thinkpad-sources 
>>>>> Florian
>>> These sources are based on 2.6.25-r4 gentoo sources, so they should 
>>> aply cleanly. (You may have also a look on the genpatches)
>>> Just as information what distro you are using?
>>> Florian