No kernel yesterday, no kernel today... ?
The mainline kernel's aren't part of the PP development cycle when it comes to 'daily' & 'current'. PP is using 3.2 kernel and backporting some things from 3.3, and 3.2 now that it's final will see less updates except for bug fixes and security, so the Ubuntu kernel team at this point has less to update. I was using the PP source to compile my oneirc kernel all through the RC phase for 3.2 but now I started paying more attention at the change logs. And the last few 3.2's have been extremely minor.
If it makes you feel better they are expecting another release candidate for 3.3 in a day or two.
For reference as it came up earlier in the thread and in others, here's the actual description of what mainline is what it's purpose is:
The Ubuntu Kernel Team is pleased to announce the availability of
mainline kernel builds for testing . This will allow users to run
the unmodified upstream vanilla kernel. This can be useful for
verifying fixes upstream, testing for regressions introduced by Ubuntu
specific changes, or confirming bugs exist upstream and subsequently
help to report bugs upstream.
The mainline kernels are packaged for each stable release (and stable
release update) as well as the current -rc releases. They are available
as .deb files for easy installation. Keep in mind that even though they
are built using the Ubuntu kernel config files, they do not contain any
Ubuntu specific drivers. Also, there are no restricted modules for
these kernels. They are strictly the vanilla mainline kernel source.
That being said, the Ubuntu kernel team does not support these kernels
so use at your own risk.
The Kernel Team
Last edited by xyzzyman; January 23rd, 2012 at 06:17 PM.
Got it working in the end
Was getting a checksum error to start with when I tried to run the nvidia installer until I resorted to grabbing the .run file with wget.
The next problem was where to find generated/asm/unistd*.h. After a bit of head-scratching I got it:
Then the 295.09 driver installed ok.Code:cd /usr/src/linux-headers-3.3.0-030300rc1-generic/arch/x86/include cp generated/asm/unistd*.h ./asm
I have been playing around on a test machine with mythbuntu I am trying to figure out how you got the 295.90-0 driver activated from the ppa. I installed the ppa 290.10 from the x-swat ppa is installed. I cannot get the 295.09 driver to even make itself known to the system and no matter what as soon as I installed ANY restricted driver I get a black screen on reboot with 11.10. I rolled back to lucid and installed the daily kernel on it with no issues, updated to 290.10 reboots fine just did alsa 1.0.25 no issues but I still cannot get the system to find the 295.09-0 from the ppa.
Your boot problems may be caused by unity-greeter segfaulting. See my posts here:Code:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:portis25/test
Last edited by paul_in_london; January 31st, 2012 at 02:05 PM.