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Re: Kernel 2.6.0 - PCMCIA

On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 11:04, Pratik Mehta wrote:
> Hi,
>  This is my first posting to the lists, so let me know. I am posting
> about having problems when upgrading to the d
> debian patched kernel 2.6.0.
> My machine is: dell 5150, ATI Radeon M9
>  1) I have downloaded the kernel-source 2.6.0 from
> apt-get and thus debian patches are on there. I am
> double minded on should i go ahead and install
> because, i have a Cisco Aironet 350 PCMCIA card and it
> seems that i have been reading about that PCMCIA has
> bugs  work with 2.6.0.
> 3) How can i copy over my old kernel .config file to
> the new 2.6.0 so i do not have to make menuconfig? 
> Any response would be of great help ???

Hi Pratik,

I'm using a Prism 3 based wireless card, and it's working fine for me on
2.6.x (currently 2.6.1-mm2), so the infrastructure works.  Whether or
not the drivers for the Cisco 350 work I couldn't say, however.

You can build a 2.6 kernel using your existing .config from 2.4.x as a
basis, but the structure of all the options is radically changed in
menuconfig and I would recommend still going in there and reviewing them
all for sanity.  In situations when there are fewer changes I find "make
oldconfig" to be useful so it just prompts for _new_ options.

If you have a Debian package of your old kernel the config will be in
/boot/config-ve.rsi.on and that just needs to be copied to the top-level
kernel source directory as ".config".

I heartily recommend using make-kpkg (from kernel-package) to build the
kernel as a Debian package.

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