[mythtv-users] OT: FC3 UDEV vanilla kernel?

Cory Papenfuss papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu
Wed Dec 1 23:50:01 UTC 2004

 	I have managed to waste an entire day trying to install Fedora 
Core 3 on my Frankenstein dual Athlon system.  After a number of hours and 
swearing, I got it to install and somewhat boot (No dma, usb, or X).  I 
rolled a vanilla kernel just like normal and was shocked to find that 
Redhat finally did it.... they made an extremely important component of 
the OS (i.e. all the /dev entries) dependent on their custom kernel hacks. 
It's not really possible to run a vanilla kernel.org kernel on FC3 since 
their udev isn't compatible with the vanilla kernel udev.

 	It's slightly related to Mythtv, since sometimes people need to 
run things other than the ATRPMS.  My production machine is a RH9 box with 
some ATRPMS on it (xmltv most notably).  Anyway, it doesn't seem possible 
to mix-n-match now (or patch for that matter).

 	Sorry, but just needed to vent a bit.  Maybe save some other poor 
saps the energy.  Now I'm off to find a real distro since Redhat finally 
killed theirs.


* Cory Papenfuss							*
* Electrical Engineering candidate Ph.D. graduate student               *
* Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 			*

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