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Re: framebuffer console support for different video cards.

On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 03:28:45AM EST, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:
> > The manual indicates that it's just a matter of copying the .deb to the
> > config/chroot_local-packages.
> jup, that's all.
> > Say, I over copy the .deb for a custom version of gnu/screen and add
> > gnu/screen to my list of packages.
> > 
> > Now, which "screen" executable will eventually end up in the /usr/bin of
> > my live CD..? Does my custom version take precedence over the standard
> > lenny version automatically .. or do I need to add a touch of magic for
> > this to happen?
> the one with the highest version gets installed. make sure your local
> one has a higher version, assuming the debian version is 1.2.3-4, by:
>   * adding a revision suffix: 1.2.3-4+custom
> or
>   * adding an epoche: 1:1.2.3-4
> > Where kernels are concerned, the issue is different .. provided they
> > have different names, I would imagine that my custom kernel(s) will be
> > installed alongside the standard kernel(s) .. But right now, on my
> > current live DVD I have two kernel images - one that's geared to older
> > processors .. dubbed something-486 .. and one that's optimized for
> > Pentium III & better hardware with a name that ends in -686.
> that's why you have to adjust LH_LINUX_PACKAGES and LH_LINUX_FLAVOURS in
> this case.
> > I'm more familiar with grub where you get a menu where you can select
> > which kernel you want to boot. I haven't had the time to look for a
> > way to direct the default (isolinux?) bootloader to boot the "-686"
> > kernel but it got me wondering whether I could replace it with grub.
> then set LH_BOOTLOADER to grub.

One thing I need to figure out is the successive stages of the build so
I can use lh_clean effectively rather than starting from scratch every
time I make (even minor) changes.

Thanks for all the useful comments.


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