Re: I2C support
Quoting David Z Maze <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> "Jeffrey L. Taylor" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Is the I2C support only in 2.4.x? I would like to use the
> > lm-sensors package.
> The packages in Debian claim to support kernel 2.4 and not kernel
> 2.6. The upstream Web page (http://secure.netroedge.com/~lm78/)
> claims that there's now userspace support for 2.6 kernels; IIRC, there
> are kernel modules for both i2c and lm-sensors in the 2.6 kernel tree.
> If you want to use lm-sensors with a 2.4 kernel, you need to build
> your own kernel at this point. Make sure you have everything
> i2c-related disabled in the kernel configuration, and build lm-sensors
> and i2c modules separately ('make-kpkg modules-image';
> lm-sensors-source's README.Debian file should have information if you
> haven't done this before). If you don't completely disable i2c in the
> kernel configuration, you will get random lossage and kernel panics.
> It's really sad. I don't know a good way around it. If you're in the
> situation of needing other i2c-related drivers, there's a kernel patch
> at the same place that claims to update the in-kernel i2c support.
I was thinking about 2.2, not 2.6. I mistakenly booted from CD 1 and
ended up with a 2.2 kernel. (Actually, IIRC this was a network
install). The box in question is a key server and I'd rather not have
to monkey with installing a completely different kernel.