Re: your mail
Yes, patch is the program you use for this ;)
You can actualy run somethng like:
patch -p0 < filetopatchkernelwith.wee
That should do it, pray it applies cleanly and run a "make
Second issue, the general config from Debian - not a problem. Copy it out
first (before the patch and make mrproper) and then copy it back to the
/usr/src/linux/.config spot and run "make oldconfig". That should fly
through the previous selections and only ask you for input where it needs
it. Then, run a "make menuconfig" and walk through the setting one by one
to get to your "lean and mean" kernel.
p.s. It's amazing how theraputic doing online support can be after a
knock-out drag-down with your girlfriend.