Today, my Ubuntu popped up if I’d like to upgrade to 11.04 Natty Narwhal, and no, for a bit of time, I’m truly sure, I don’t. But what I do want is the 200 lines magic patched kernel of Natty, so I gave a shoot.
Download it from Ubuntu Kernel PPA1:
After downloading, install them with
dpkg -i *.deb.
But, after adding I also wanted to compile Broadcom STA driver, since the Ubuntu version is only 5.60, and the latest is 5.100, and there’s a really large difference.
During the compilation, a received the following error:
src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:485: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_MUTEX'
After a bit of searching around, I’ve found a simple solution on Linux Mint forums2:
"I solved the problem by changing line 487 from init_MUTEX(&wl->sem); into sema_init(&wl->sem, 1);"
And hey, it does solve the problem!
I do feel one more step closer to Linux Mint Debian Edition, Unity just tastes like Windows 7 tasted, and Windows 7 made me change into linux only machine. Maybe Unity will blow me to a Debian rolling edition.