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Upcoming kernel

June 15, 2010 — BarryK
Advanced notice: I intend to recompile the kernel for Wary as soon as is released.

I have been looking around for 3rd-party drivers, got some wireless drivers. If anyone knows of any other drivers that I should include, please post a link to the source.

More advance notice: Wary will be built with long-term stable kernels only. This includes 2.6.32.x and I will be compiling this soon.


Username: Raffy
Thanks, Barry. It's as good as reading "[The next versions of] Puppy will be built with long-term stable kernels only." The ideas of long-term kernel and official Puppy tie together well. I hope the rest of volunteers will agree. :) Username: 15 Jun 2010, 11:02
"01663"'wireless"tubby"As posted in the bugs thread, adding and solved the wifi module not being detected in my toshiba laptop. "15 Jun 2010, 13:59"01663"'Waiting for Quirky 1.3"Chris Thomas"I can't wait for Quirky 1.3 with WebM Thanks"15 Jun 2010, 16:16"01663"'Wireless tools"BarryK"Quirky and Wary have wireless-tools 29 and pcmciautils 016. Username: 15 Jun 2010, 16:25
"01663"'Framebuffer and fbdev"Iguleder"Barry, I think you could put in the framebuffer modules and drivers for framebuffer consoles, so they can work with the Xorg fbdev driver. Could be extremely useful for tough cases where xvesa (from XFree86) or the Xorg vesa won't work."15 Jun 2010, 17:27"01663"'Ubuntu's wireless drivers"Iguleder"Barry, I found this: These are some additions to 2.6.27 from Ubuntu Intrepid."15 Jun 2010, 18:45"01663"'wireless"tubby"Barry, i have checked the packages and you are correct they do exist but the rc.pcmcia seems to be broken. I copied the one from pcmciautils-014-3 and my module is detected and i can connect. "15 Jun 2010, 20:44"01663"'re pcmciautils"BarryK"tubby, Where abouts did you obtain that from? I'll download it and compare. Username: 16 Jun 2010, 8:51
"01663"'Wireless backports"BarryK"Iguleder, Thanks for that link. I found that those backports come from here: The earliest kernel they support is 2.6.27.x, and we can compile the very latest wifi drivers. This is absolutely fantastic! Username: 16 Jun 2010, 8:33
"01663"'wireless"tubby"Barry the pet came from the ibiblio puppy4 packages, i have looked at woof installed packages in wary and it looks like pcmciautils-016 is being used i think this may be a .deb build?. Username: 16 Jun 2010, 15:50
"01663"'ext4 - stability 2.6.28"scsijon"maybe worth checking this out, maybe of some use? especially the section Delayed allocation and potential data loss regards scsijon"17 Jun 2010, 10:07"01663"'ext4 patches!"Iguleder"Barry, found something useful if you intend to use the ext4 rename patch: some ext4 fixes from the future LTS kernel, 2.6.32.x! Most of them won't apply because this ext4 is too old ... but if they can do any good, why not?"17 Jun 2010, 14:28"01663"'

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