Buggy sound

Jamie Guinan guinan at bluebutton.com
Mon Apr 3 01:34:12 EDT 2006

On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, François Jacques wrote:

> > I'm running gentoo, with a vanilla 2.6.16 kernel, cross-compiled with
> > gcc 3.4.5.  My board info from /proc/cpuinfo,
> Freak ;-) You have all my admiration! 

Haha. :)

> Out of curiosity, was it hard to make it work with kernel 2.6.16, or did it
> "just worked"?

At my day job I've been using 2.6.x on Sharp ARM chip,



since early 2004, and its been rock solid, so I felt pretty confident 
about running on the Netwinder.  I installed gentoo in a chroot on my 
"other" netwinder partition, set up the kernel, and yes it basically 
"just worked".  :)   

2.6.x has arch/arm/configs/netwinder_defconfig, which I think I used 
as a baseline for my .config.

I saw Gentoo on a Netwinder at last years LinuxWorldExpo in Boston 
(alongside a Mips Qube, man it felt like 1998!), so I knew it was 
possible, and it despite a few hiccups (like any Gentoo install) its 
wasn't all that bad, and I knew gentoo would always have up to date 
module-init-tools, etc. to keep up with whatever the 2.6.x kernels
need as time goes by.

[ Speaking of which, LWE Boston is this week! ]

See you,

> Cheers!
> --
> François

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