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

Brian Nelson wrote:
> 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:
> http://bugs.debian.org/239952

I will try to avoid the whole non-DFSG and legal question debate
(again) here because it usually goes on forever and just acknowledge
your point.  The only reason I was dragged in was that I fell for your


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