[arch-dev-public] Kernel 2.6.24-rc1

Alexander Baldeck kth5 at archlinuxppc.org
Sun Oct 28 14:30:17 EDT 2007

Hey all,

I thought it would be worthwile to mention my experiences with 
2.6.24-rc1 on my x86_64 laptop.


It seems that i386 and x86_64 get merged into only one architecture 
called x86. That brings a few issues with the current PKGBUILD, such as 
files not being there to copy anymore. When every x86_64 tag gets 
changed into just x86 though, everything is fine. I was able to cleanly 
build and use madwifi, nvidia on the other hand failed to even just 
build. Pretty much to be expected, huh? Anyway, I don't know how much 
changed for our i686 side.


One out of 4 boots my machine hung right after detecting its discs. At 
first I though it had to do with the new "tickless kernel" option but in 
the end I wasn't able to solve it. I'm using sata-nv on a all nvidia board.

Anyway, just a little heads up for all of you in case you wondered 
what's so special about .24. ;)



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