TODO after kernel update


Some kernel modules are maintained outside the kernel source tree, you need to build it after the kernel update, this is a summary for record:

  • alsa-driver using the built-in ALSA driver instead
  • ndiswrapper the driver loader for bcm4306, now using bcm43xx in 2.6.17-r1
  • cisco-vpnclient-3des Cisco VPN client
  • splashutils Framebuffer splash
  • spca5xx driver for the webcam

UPDATE RTFM. Gentoo provides a considerate tool to cope with this problem: Build all the kernel modules, then

module-rebuild populate

Once update the kernel, run

module-rebuild rebuild

All the modules are rebuilt automatically.