Re: Linux kernel image 2.6.23-1 + sound card yamaha YMF-754

Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 06:42:16 -0600, Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
On Saturday December 29 2007 17:53:15 Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:


Roll your own kernel. Using your existing .config
file, it shouldn't be too hard.
As the matter of fact rolling the Debian i386_none_686 kernel I
see that the config file has:


just change that, I prefer with make menuconfig and recompile
as set forth in this list previously and voila! you have your
Debian kernel but with the firmware again for your soundcard.
Since the binary firmware has been "physically" removed, will that have any effect?

Good question. Don't know. Javier will have to let us know. My guess is that not too many people go through a recompile. In 2.6.23-2 there still is a "simple patch" that I have to disable. Why? Who knows, it apparently does not involve hw or arch of my setup.

All occurrences of


seem to have been removed from ymfpci_main.c in the Debian 2.6.23
sources. AFAICT, this parameter has no effect anymore unless you use the
vanilla sources (or other non-Debian ones).

Absolutely true. That was done in linux-2.6.23/debian/patches/debian/dfsg/files-1 where the last 2 lines read:

rm sound/pci/ymfpci/ymfpci_image.h
unifdef sound/pci/ymfpci/ymfpci_main.c -UCONFIG_SND_YMFPCI_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL

I would be tempted to comment out those 2 lines and attempt a compile of the Debian kernel.
But I don't have the card.


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