[sane-devel] losing hair and sleep over this

khk@khk.net khk@khk.net
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 07:21:24 -0500 (EST)

> i actually figured out what it was, and i feel somewhat ashamed by how i
> didn't realize this in the first place.  even though i compiled the
> 2.4.19 kernel, i accidentally copied the 2.5.33 bzImage into my boot
> directory, so everytime i thought i was loading 2.4.19 it was just
> loading the 2.5. i fixed this and it works fine in 2.4.19. i'm really an
> intelligent person, just not very perceptive.

Stick with the stable version of the kernel if you don't have a specific
need for the unstable branch. This is even more important for people
without the skills to track down problems in these unstable systems. I
do have these skills, I have created kernel drivers, I provided fixes
for other drivers, I can disassemble a kernel into a heap of bits and
reassemble it - blindfolded - into a running system again (OK, now I'm
exaggerating a bit :-), and I'm still running a 2.4.19 kernel.

> so this means that it doesn't work in 2.5. i don't know if this is up to
> the kernel guys to fix or you guys to write compatible drivers (my own
> knowledge of c++ is limited to pacman and artificially "intelligent"
> othello) for it, but that's the scoop. in terms of my personal kernel
> compilation i'm pretty sure i had all the necesarry modules et c.

It's a kernel problem.