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Re: Compiling Kernel for Bootsplash: The Whole Seven Metres.

bob@proulx.com (Bob Proulx) writes:

>> I find it easiest to just grab the vanilla sources straight from
>> kernel.org.  The Debian ones tend to be crippled and patched, which
>> makes it a pain to apply new patches.
> I always find it easier to use the Debian stock kernels.  They have
> all of the toys preconfigured and patches can be easily applied.
> (Just to make a counter case because I think using both Debian patched
> kernel source an using upstream kernel.org source are valid.  But I
> don't think the Debian source is crippled in any way.  If you think it
> is then please file a bug in the BTS about it.)

The kernel packagers remove drivers that have embedded firmware blobs
due to lack of source for the blobs.  See for example:


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