Where to get recent kernel and modules for debian now?

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at gmx.net
Mon Sep 8 23:45:19 CEST 2008

I tried to get the kernel from http://downloads.openmoko.org/daily/ and
also downloaded the rootfs tar.gz. Than i extracted the
/lib/modules/2.6.24/ directory out of it and copied the kernel and the
modules to my debian system and did depomd -a. Than i added "g_ether"
and "ohci-hcd" to /etc/modules and usb.
And now i got the kernel from today running and it seems to work.

I noticed that the old kernel has ~60MB modules while the actual one
only has ~6MB. Maybe all the unnecessary stuff is left out or it is just
because it is from the testing branch.

This is no one click solution but when it works i'm happy with it. :)


Thomas Markus wrote:
> 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.
> Thomas
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