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Re: [linrad] Fedora

kernel.org has the latest stable kernel
I'm running fedora core 2 here on the laptop and still sorting things out.
I've got ALSA going but only with the ALSA OSS API
Have not installed linrad yet as I'm still messing with kernel
You might want to look at
It's possible to have more than one kernel installed and select at boot
time with grub or lilo.
-bob ah7i

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Leif Åsbrink wrote:

> Hi All,
> I found a book, "Red Hat Fedora Linux 2" at the local
> book store the other day and could not resist it;-)
> Installing Fedora itself was trivial:-)
> svgalib-1.9.19 installed  with the make install command
> without errors.
> Nasm is already included in Fedora, Linrad installed
> without complaints.
> After inserting the svgalib_helper.ko module I found
> svgatest to run fine but mousetest did not work.
> The mouse driver is no longer /dev/mouse so line 111
> in /etc/vga/libvga.config has to be changed to
>  mdev /dev/input/mice
> This change made mousetest run fine too.
> Trying to start Linrad causes a system crasch if a
> "Y" (recommended) is given as an answer to the question
> "Use mlockall to prevent swapping". The reason is that
> mlockall(MCL_CURRENT) causes a crasch when issued
> after vga_init(). This is obviousely a bug in svgalib or
> Fedora. Linrad works fine if N is answered here.
> I was unable to get ALSA going but OSS works fine.
> The main advantage of Fedora as it seems to me right
> now is support for USB 2.0 removable disks. The new
> Linux kernel, 2.6.5 also has much smaller latency
> than 2.4.xx kernels. 0.0002 seconds for Fedora 2
> as compared to 0.0132 for RadHat 9. I do not think
> it matters for Linrad though.
> 73
> Leif / SM5BSZ