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February 06, 2010 — BarryK
Forum member pskin has already done this, but I have also been through the exercise as I wanted to make some other minor configuration changes.

I patched the kernel source to support audio on the Gecko Edubook, and made these configuration changes (relative to the kernel used in 4.3.1):

Kernel compression mode (gzip) -- changed from lzmo
(15) Kernel log buffer size -- up from 14
apm bios support: [*] ignore user suspend

...after compiling the kernel, I remembered that Jemimah wanted support for the Elantech touchpad -- doh! -- well, maybe I'll compile it again soon.

The changes are very small, and all existing modules created for Puppy 4.3.1 should still work.

I have uploaded the patched source and the .config file:


data loss with ext3 patched?
Username: dingo
Dear Barry Thanks first of all So, can I assume this recompilation includes patch for dangerous setting alerted by Abnormalter? Attention! Using Puppy4.3x with ext3 is dangerous by default

Re: ext3
Username: BarryK
"dingo, No, I left it at the default. From my reading, the default is faster and does catch most error situations. The ext3/Linux developers have chosen what they consider to be an optimum tradeoff between speed and safety. If we want the "ordered" mode, we could make it a choice. A checkbox in Pmount could be implemented.

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