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Old 12-26-2009, 04:12 PM
Tim Gardner
 
Default How can I get/generate the sources of a Dapper kernel realease? (2.6.15-51-386 & 2.6.15-52-386)

xof wrote:
> Hi,
>
> (sorry to disturb you with such an old matter...)
>
> Early 2008, after a Dapper kernel upgrade, I lost the audio of my analog
> TV PCI-card (Hercules Smart TV-2 Stereo).
> I kept using the last good kernel I had (2.6.15-51-386) ...until last week.
> I just switched to Karmic Koala and the audio problem is still there, so
> I decided (at least) to investigate the matter...
>
> I'd like to know what changed between 2.6.15-51 and 2.6.15-52 or/and, by
> example, which 'versions' of video4linux ( http://linuxtv.org/repo/ )
> were used in each version (as I suspect a change in bttv.c or
> tvaudio.c). (*)
>
> I though I just had to fetch some linux-sources.2.6.15-51.tgz (and -52)
> files, but it doesn't seem that easy, is it?
>
> How can I find the 'video4linux' revisions (hg/mercurial) used in those
> kernel releases?
> Did it change between -51 and -52?
>
> Any hint would be welcome.
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
> Christophe Cattelain,
> Liege, Belgium
> ----------------------
> (*) But it can also be related to a change in i2c handling (?).
>
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hercules_Smart_TV_2_Stereo
> (/->discussion page)
> http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/l/linux-meta/linux-meta_2.6.15.56/changelog
> (where I found your email address with "2.6.15.52 Dapper Drake
> Security update" - Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:19:39 -0700)
>

Here are directions for retrieving sources for the various versions of
our kernels:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/KernelMaintenance

I can't remember if v4l was included with the dapper kernel. If not,
then the modules likely aren't loading 'cause the ABI changed and will
need to be recompiled against the .52 kernel headers.

rtg
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