New kernel for Chipbox

Sertac TULLUK sertac at
Sun Jun 10 13:42:04 EDT 2012

Yes, I already checked compat-wireless project.

However, as you see from their page, they support down to 2.6.24. As you remember from my 1st post, my kernel version is

I also have RALINK and Realtek sources, however they also need the kernel source tree to compile their modules, and my current kernel also does not have enough header files to compile their source ( at least ralink) 

But anyway, I will try to find a way to communicate with these people, and lets see if they can do a favour for a very old kernel (

Thank you again.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Harishkumar V 
  To: Sertac TULLUK 
  Cc: Javier Martinez Canillas ; kernelnewbies at 
  Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 5:52 AM
  Subject: Re: New kernel for Chipbox

  That is better approach.
  u can try compat-wireless. It supports wide range of kernel version. What wifi are u using, ralink or others? Each wifi has source, u can compile against ur kernel to build module. U need to enable wireless support in ur kernel.

  On 10 Jun 2012 00:36, "Sertac TULLUK" <sertac at> wrote:

    Dear Javier,

    Sorry for late reply, but thank you.

    I also searched for many things on the net, read a lot of documentation, but it seems almost impossible thing to do... (That is shame, where is the power of linux? :) Just kidding )

    Is there any way to do backporting ? For example, adding CIFS or USB WIFI support to my current kernel?

    If so, what are the steps for it?

    Best Regards


    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Javier Martinez Canillas" <martinez.javier at>
    To: "Sertac TULLUK" <sertac at>
    Cc: "Harishkumar V" <harishpresent at>; <kernelnewbies at>
    Sent: Friday, June 08, 2012 3:16 PM
    Subject: Re: New kernel for Chipbox

      On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Sertac TULLUK <sertac at> wrote:

        Dear Harishkumar;

        I already know how to find the changes, please see my 1st e-mail below.

        The problem is, those changes are more than thousands of lines of code, and
        hundreds of files are added or modified.

        I wonder, how can I apply those thousands of changes to new kernel source
        quickly and easily?

      The bad news is that there isn't a quickly and easily way to do it.
      The kernel doesn't have an stable API (read
      Documentation/stable_api_nonsense.txt) and the ARM part of the kernel
      is one of the most fast changing lately. So probably most of the
      drivers and SoC enablement platform code won't work with newer

      So, this isn't a trivial task.

      Best regards,

      Javier Martínez Canillas
      (+34) 682 39 81 69
      Barcelona, Spain

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