Specific Fedora kernel

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sun Nov 9 23:19:55 UTC 2003

On Sunday 09 November 2003 22:05, Dave Jones wrote:

>  > (Eg none of the ones I tried had Bluetooth properly installed.)
> To the best of my knowledge, the bluetooth stuff we've shipped hasn't
> deviated that much (if at all) from mainline.  Having taken over the RHL9
> kernel 'after the fact' however, I could be mistaken.  Fedora should be
> pretty close to stock (unless there's dramatic changes in the -ac patch
> its based on, which I don't recall seeing).

Apologies for being a little rude,
and thanks for your considerate reply.

The kernel that came with RedHat-9.0
did not work with the bluez RPMs.
However, I'm not complaining
as it is perfectly possible that the standard 2.4.21 kernel
did not work either.
I only tried it after applying the Holtmann patches.

I believe these were incorporated into later kernels.

> If you're still having problems with the current Fedora kernel, please
> bugzilla it, and I'll look into it. (Though the lack of bluetooth hardware
> means I'll not be able to dig into too much -- read as: if it turns out
> we're shipping stock code in regard to bluetooth the answer will likely
> be "talk to upstream maintainer".)

I haven't installed Fedora on my Bluetooth enabled laptop 
(Vaio Picturebook C1VFK)
as this is rather a delicate device,
having neither floppy nor CD.
I've been waiting to see if anyone with one of these machines
reports progress with Fedora.
Actually I've read 3 or 4 postings from people with machines in this class
who have had no problems with Fedora, so I guess I'll upgrade tomorrow.

Incidentally, despite warnings I had no trouble upgrading
from Fedora 0.94 (Test Release 2) to Fedora 1.0 on my desktop,
and it seems to be running perfectly as far as I can see.

Thanks for all your work.

Timothy Murphy  
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