Trouble finding kernel sources for the 2.6.18-1.2239fc5 kernel (Non-SMP)
Hi everyone, like many other users here, I am grateful for this wonderful pre-packaged distro of MythTV. It really makes it easy for linux newbs like myself to get a great linux PVR up and running.
Since my TV (and hence Mythdora box) is located on the opposite end of the house from my DSL router, I use a wireless adapter to connect to the internet. I have a rt2570 compatible wireless usb device that I use. For this I have downloaded the famous "serialmonkey" rt2570 driver and am trying to compile it.
The first problem I ran across was the lack of SMP support for the driver. Luckily I am not running an SMP machine and Mythdora 3.0 includes a non SMP kernel (2.6.18-1.2239fc5).
At first I tried just commenting out the check for SMP in the serialmonkey driver, and the driver compiled fine. However, when I activated my wireless USB device everything became choppy - an effect of the SMP kernel no doubt.
Then, I tried booting the non-SMP kernel and building the driver. I was disappointed to find out that the non-SMP kernel sources were not included as the SMP ones were. This didn't seem to be a problem because you can usually download the sources using 'yum' or from fedora.redhat.com. The only problem is I can't find the exact kernel 2.6.18-1.2239fc5 sources anywhere! I think they are a figment of my imagination. I tried using the command 'yum install kernel-sources', or something like that, and it installed the most current kernel sources (2.6.20...something) which didn't work. I also looked at the release notes which say, "Mythdora is built primarily from prepackaged binary rpms. Source rpms are comprised of both Fedora Core 5 rpms and custom rpms obtained from ATRPMS (thanks Axel and team!)." Since I don't know which packages are custom, I can't put together my own kernel-sources directory.
Due to the nature of MythTV, I am sure I'm not the only one to have to use a wireless adapter for my Mythbox. I know others must have compiled these serialmonkey drivers for this kernel before. Does anyone know where the kernel sources are?
I have been working on this problem for a few weeks, and this is the last kink before I have a beautiful Mythdora box working (cross my fingers). Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks much in advance!