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Author Topic: [EN] Patch removal in kernel 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2)  (Read 2529 times)

Offline Teriarch

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[EN] Patch removal in kernel 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2)
« on: 2023/07/21, 19:28:34 »
Since I experienced keyboard and touchpad problems for an HP EliteBook in
Siduction kernel version kernel 6.4.4-2 (aka Version 6.4-4.1), I checked the
sources at <https://packages.siduction.org/extra/pool/main/l/linux-siduction>.

Although the problems are gone with the latest version 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2),
I wonder why linux-siduction_6.4-4.2.changelog states that patch
asus_tuf_a15_2023_keyboard_fix.patch (maybe the cause of my problems)
has been removed, but is still present in file ./debian/patches/bugfix/asus_tuf_a15_2023_keyboard_fix.patch
of file linux-siduction_6.4-4.2.debian.tar.xz, where it should have been removed.

And BTW: Are all siduction modifications to linux-siduction_6.4.orig.tar.xz included in
linux-siduction_6.4-4.2.debian.tar.xz?

ThX in advance for an answer

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Re: Patch removal in kernel 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2)
« Reply #1 on: 2023/07/21, 19:33:05 »
Why should the patch been removed? it's not used, so no problem. Maybe i want to investigate the patch later and reenable it?

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And BTW: Are all siduction modifications to linux-siduction_6.4.orig.tar.xz included in
linux-siduction_6.4-4.2.debian.tar.xz?
Yes.
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Re: Patch removal in kernel 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2)
« Reply #2 on: 2023/07/21, 19:50:10 »
> Why should the patch been removed?
> it's not used, so no problem.

When you prepare the kernel for compilation who decides about
the usage of patches? I thought all patches are to be included.
Can you elaborate a little on the details?

> Maybe i want to investigate the patch later and reenable it?

I am not sure whether it's worth taking the risk.  I assumed the patch to be
responsible for my problem since only version 6.4-4.2 showed problems with
the keyboard and touchpad (the keyboard was lagging behind and the
tochpad's buttons  were not working at all).

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Re: Patch removal in kernel 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2)
« Reply #3 on: 2023/07/21, 20:21:32 »
I have no time to teach anyone debian packaging, but as a little hint, look in debian/patches/series, that should explain it.
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Re: Patch removal in kernel 6.4.4-3 (aka Version 6.4-4.2)
« Reply #4 on: 2023/07/21, 22:03:38 »
> [...] look in debian/patches/series, that should explain it.

Found it.The line in series

#bugfix/asus_tuf_a15_2023_keyboard_fix.patch

is commented out, so, as you said, no need to remove the patch.

ThX a lot for the hint.