Where to get recent kernel and modules for debian now?

Christian Adams morlac at morlac.de
Tue Sep 9 09:09:34 CEST 2008

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aahhh .. i knew i forgot something .. i do so since buildhost was not  
longer available and wanted to tell .. but i simply forgot :/

regarding the size: i think the old krnl comes with a lot debug- 
symbols ..

ciao, morlac

Am 08.09.2008 um 23:45 schrieb Fox Mulder:

> 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. :)
> Ciao,
>      Rainer
> 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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