This may be of use to some of you

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Nov 10 18:33:39 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-11-11 at 07:49 -0700, Grumpy Penguin wrote:
> excerpt from above
> 1) config.h? We don’t need no stinking config.h
> Yeah, it’s not there. Lots of drivers and tools won’t compile properly even 
> with kernel-devel installed. Just grab a copy of config.h from a recent 
> kernel and drop it into /lib/modules/[KERNEL REV]/build/include/linux.
> 2) System beep is painful, at least on this system.
> I’m still unsure as to what’s happening here. I just disabled it.
> 3) Cisco VPN Client 4.8 won’t build
> This is the config.h problem. See above.
> 4) nVidia drivers won’t build
> Yep, config.h problem. See above. The official nVidia drivers are 
> significantly better than the provided xorg ’nv’ driver. Well worth the 
> effort. Also, ensure that xorg-x11-server-sdk is installed before installing 
> the nVidia drivers. I used the x86-1.0-8776 rev without problem.

I'm not sure that I understand. There are a zillion older open-source
packages that are no longer downward (or would it be upward??)
compatible, and I thought that was the whole idea of linux... that if
someone stopped maintaining your system / business software that with
your own source-code you could just keep it rolling with a re-compile.
Well, it just got a lot more difficult and for what? Why break things??
Is dumping config.h worth the grief?? Start another sux sux sux thread??

Can you use the 8776 kernel with FC6?? That one has config.h still?
Thanx for this info, it is much needed. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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