Thanks for the tips. I'll try again later, though I've just installed the new module tools.
1. Where are you seeing the trackpad driver? In my kernel config mice section, I only have: ps2, serial, inport/ms, logitech and ibm pc110. When I boot 2.6, I have no trackpad. X and console don't see it.
2. The throttling works, but it only helps preventing meltdown on big processing jobs (E.g. video conversion). What I want to do is drop the clock freq, to allow the machine to cool down when it's not busy. These sager machines make far too much noise for my liking.
2.6 offers this through sysfs, and it does just what I need. I put in on the lowest setting and kde was awful, so it works well! The 2.4 cpufreq docs deliberately tell you nothing. Which isn't much help, as it looks like sysfs isn't available for 2.4 (well I can't find it!).
I've been trying to find something that will incorporate the thermal_zone figure into gkrellm, but I'm told lm-sensors doesn't work on the sager, and gkacpi won't compile with gcc 2.95, 3, 3.2 and 3.3. Bummer.
I like the new build process. Much cleaner, and no `make dep`!
I think I've found a nasty bug in 2.4.22-rc2-ac3 today. When I log out and return to kdm, the whole system locks. No access to consoles, no network access. Just a black screen on a dead box. I'm not sure whether it's related to the framebuffer changes I recently added or something else in the kernel. Needless to say, it's not every time! So I'll have to waste a few hours trying to track it down...