Sunday, September 17, 2006

New Optional Kernel

Pat has added new kernel option which support multi processors and also fix some problems with amaroK, kdeutils, and XOrg. He also updated some packages and recompile other packages also. Here are the changelogs:
Sat Sep 16 23:08:49 CDT 2006
l/libgpod-0.3.2-i486-2.tgz: Added --enable-eject-command and --enable-unmount-command. Thanks to Kody K.

kde/amarok-1.4.3-i486-4.tgz: Recompiled with a patch to fix non-latin1 playlist corruption by forcing UTF8. Thanks to guilherme and the kind folks on #amarok.
Added explicit --emable-libgpod. Thanks to Kody K.

kde/kdeutils-3.5.4-i486-2.tgz: Fixed ark crash due to race condition on SMP machines. Thanks to JaguarWan.

n/rdesktop-1.5.0-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to rdesktop-1.5.0. Thanks to Andrew Fuller for pointing it out.

x/x11-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz: Fixed an overflow in CID encoded Type1 font parsing.
For further reference, see:
(* Security fix *)
Also, fixed French Canadian keymap variant. Thanks to Patrice Tremblay.

x/x11-devel-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled.

x/x11-xdmx-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled.

x/x11-xnest-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled.

x/x11-xvfb-6.9.0-i486-11.tgz: Recompiled.

This is an optional kernel with support for SMP (up to 16), dual core optimizations, and SMT (Hyperthreading). Fully tuned and ready to go.

Optional kernel headers. There will only be needed to compile a few things, such as apps and libraries that use ALSA (it contains the /usr/include/sound directory that for 2.4.x kernels is supplied in the alsa-driver package).


Kernel modules for Linux, including ALSA modules.
These install into /lib/modules/