Upcoming kernel

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.

Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 8:44


Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 11:02 by 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. :)

Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 13:59 by tubby
As posted in the bugs thread, adding wirelesstools29.pet and pcmciautils-014-3.pet solved the wifi module not being detected in my toshiba laptop.

Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 16:16 by Chris Thomas
Waiting for Quirky 1.3
I can't wait for Quirky 1.3 with WebM


Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 16:25 by BarryK
Wireless tools
Quirky and Wary have wireless-tools 29 and pcmciautils 016.

Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 17:27 by Iguleder
Framebuffer and fbdev
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.

Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 18:45 by Iguleder
Ubuntu's wireless drivers
Barry, I found this:


These are some additions to 2.6.27 from Ubuntu Intrepid.

Posted on 15 Jun 2010, 20:44 by 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.

Posted on 16 Jun 2010, 8:51 by BarryK
re pcmciautils
Where abouts did you obtain that pcmciautils-014-3.pet from? I'll download it and compare.

Posted on 16 Jun 2010, 8:33 by BarryK
Wireless backports
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!

Posted on 16 Jun 2010, 15:50 by 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?.

Posted on 17 Jun 2010, 10:07 by scsijon
ext4 - stability 2.6.28
maybe worth checking this out, maybe of some use?


especially the section

Delayed allocation and potential data loss


Posted on 17 Jun 2010, 14:28 by Iguleder
ext4 patches!
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?