the results of more experimentation: so far, i installed severn
on my laptop, then the 2.6.0-test1 kernel straight from www.kernel.org
that built and booted. on top of that, i built the patched nvidia
driver and got that to work. so far, so good.
(side note: the 2.6.0-test2 kernel in this situation is an
unmitigated disaster. kernel panic every single time, even when
i build it based on the test1 .config file. so i've just given
up on that kernel.)
what's *not* good is that i've completely failed to get my linksys
WCF11 wireless pcmcia card working, and i'm at a complete loss.
as a test, i can reboot to the stock kernel (2.4 variation) that
comes with severn, and wireless comes up nicely (on eth0, via
DHCP from a linksys router here).
when i reboot to 2.6.0-test1, i can verify that the card is
visible with "cardctl ident". the modules hermes, orinoco and
orinoco_cs are loaded. but trying to activate that interface
the redhat-config-network tool does see the linksys pcmcia card
as the only device on the system, but when i try to configure a
wireless interface, the only choice i get is "other wireless card"
or something like that. (doing this from memory since i have to
reboot back to 2.4 just to get email. argh.)
anyone else got past this point? i'm definitely open to