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Re: kernel 2.6.24 & speakup

Frans Pop, le Tue 18 Mar 2008 21:05:30 +0100, a écrit :
> On Tuesday 18 March 2008, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > I was wondering: since one of the goals of d-i for Lenny is to have a
> > 2.6.24 kernel, and that it happens that that kernel has enough hooks for
> > speakup to be compiled as a module, would it be ok to include speakup in
> > the standard images, as a module which would be auto-loaded through a
> > kernel parameter?
> IMO that should not be a problem. Depending on the size of the size of the 
> module we may not be able to add it to floppy images for example, but CD 
> images and possibly netboot should not be a problem.

It is 80KB for the core + ~8KB per driver (there are 15), so about 200KB.

Not having it on a floppy image may not so much be a problem if it is on
the regular USB/CD images.

> The module will first need to be included in the regular Debian kernel image 
> packages of course.

Ah, can't it be a separate package?
(speakup can now be compiled fully independently)


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