[CentOS] Centosplus kernel does not have framebuffer support?

Thu Apr 17 18:02:54 UTC 2008
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Alfred von Campe <alfred at von-campe.com> wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2008, at 10:34, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> > If you have your own mirror, the easiest way would be to get those
> > bz321111 kernels in your repo.  Johnny Hughes or other CentOS devs
> > need to chime in here about the plan for those kernels, but my (wild)
> > guess is that those kernels stay there until they are no longer
> > needed, namely until 5.2 comes out in which the NFS bug is
> > (supposedly) fixed.
> >
>  Well, the way I set up my mirror is by rsync'ing the entire directory
> structure from one of the public mirrors.  What are the steps I would have
> to run to update my local mirror to include Johnny's RPMs?  I would also
> have to redo this update after every rsync.  And how will these kernels then
> be automatically installed if they are in the repo?  This does not seem to
> be that easy.

Regarding how to set up your own local repo, please refer to this CentOS wiki:


Then you should be able to install the kernel from your local repo in
the same way as you did with the centosplus kernel.

> > Or else, depending on how soon the next kernel update comes out, you
> > may want to wait for the centosplus kernel with the vesa framebuffer
> > support turned on (provided the change is made in the next release).
> > I will do my best in reminding Johnny of the corrections. :-)
> >
>  Any chance this will happen before next Wednesday?  That's when I'm
> planning to start my upgrades...

I doubt it, but you never know because this is up to our upstream vendor.