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prairie_dad
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: which PPC kernel? Reply with quote

as described just a minute ago, I've used only gentoo-sources kernels, and only those unmasked for ppc, for 18 months.

But now it's been six months or so since 2.6.24-r3 was unmasked, and kernel.org has released into the 2.6.26 range, with 2.6.27 already at rc7! What to do?

I ask particularly because I have a rt2x00 wireless dongle that won't work yet, and I keep hoping a new kernel will help...is it worth it, or am I only asking for trouble...?

thanks,

dave
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always download an official 2.6.27 kernel and try it. As long as you keep the gentoo-sources kernel, you can always go back. I certainly don't see any harm in it.

After a quick google search, the driver is supposedly in 2.6.24. You may have to get the latest one on your own.
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i´ve been running 2.6.27-rc6 for a while now in my alubook and have no problems. Ralink drivers ( among others) haven been merged into the kernel iirc.

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