Where to get recent kernel and modules for debian now?

Thomas Markus Thomas.Markus at phil.uu.nl
Mon Sep 8 23:16:50 CEST 2008

Fox Mulder wrote:
> Hmm doesn't all the debian users update their original OM kernel with
> the recent ones?
> Apt-get upgrade doesn't update the kernel and modules at all.
> Even the debian installer script still uses the "old" kernel and modules
> from http://downloads.openmoko.org/framework/milestone2/ which is from
> 30. july. And i can see that in the latest kernels after around 4.
> september the sd-card corruption problem seems to be fixed by a patch.
> So it would be nice if somewhere the corresponding modules to the latest
> kernels where available. :)

I'm currently using the om2008.8 kernel+all of the kernel-module 
packages from testing which gets upgraded through the default 
om2008.8-testing opkg-feed. As far as I am aware these instructions 
should be the same for the stable version as well.

If you copy the /boot/uImage and the corresponding modules in 
/lib/modules/2.6.24 to the same folder in your debian installation 
everything should be fine. At the end you may want to run 'depmod -a' 
for the module dependencies.

Don't forget to add the 'g_ether' and 'usbnet' (not completely sure 
about that one) modules to '/etc/modules' to enable USB-networking.

Good luck.

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