fedora core 2 – kernel 2.6

I downloaded Dave’s Kernel, and interestingly enough I was able to get everything up and running after some tweaking. I am running a Dell Inspiron laptop with a USB mouse.

I had to do some digging and reading on the kernel documents to find out some of this stuff, nothing too hard, but just time consuming, so I decided to share it with the Fedora community.

1. Download it at:

I only needed the kernel- , kernel-source and kernel-doc RPMs.

2. Install it:

Use “rpm -ihv” instead of “rpm -Uhv” taht way you should still be able
to boot into the official kernel 2.4.22xx

3. Modify /etc/fstab

add line:
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

and create directory


4. If you have a CD-write, kernel 2.6 does not need ide-scsi… so get rid of you hdxx=ide-scsi from /etc/grub.conf

5. Still using OSS for sound, and USB mouse, add the following to /etc/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe uhci_hcd
/sbin/modprobe i810_audio
/sbin/modprobe ac97

* You can always create the right entries to your /etc/modules.conf

6. To get VMWARE running use the following info:

7. I also was able to get cisco vpnclient 4.0.3(b) compiled using kernel 2.6

8. If you are using cpu-freq (i.e. for a P4 chip), add to /etc/rc.local

/sbin/modprobe p4-clockmod

* You don’t nee dot echo the commands to /proc/cpufreq anymore… the info now is store at: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/

Quick Fedora Kernel 2.6.0-1.104 Tips

Everything else still works… CD-RW, DVD Player, PCMCIA, USB Memory Stick, ACPI…

Hope this helps some people.

via koolinus

[UPDATE 26-12-2003]
ho trovato anche un wiki che parla di come installare al meglio il kernel 2.6 su fedora

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