Installing a Vanilla Linux Kernel on Fedora

Updated on 2017-12-28

Installing a Vanilla Linux Kernel on Fedora is quite simple (once one knows how to do it..)

Configuring & Building Linux

One can start by cloning Torvalds' Linux repository to fetch the latest master (or we could fetch the latest stable release) :

$ git clone https://github.com/torvalds …
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A couple of statistics about Linux kernel documentation

There is a whole lot of files in the Documentation directory of the Linux kernel source. Is it possible for a single person to read the whole documentation ? Let's have a look at what's inside it.

$ pwd
/home/florent/src/linux/linux-4.10/Documentation

$ find . -type f | wc -l
5118 …
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Playing SNDH on YM2149

This is the sequel of the Streaming music to YM2149 post. After playing YM chip tunes on the YM2149, I wanted to take profit from the super large database of SNDH files available online, by being able to play these tunes on my YM2149. This has been possible with the …

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Streaming music to YM2149F

To follow-up on my previous blog post about driving a YM2149F chip with an Arduino, I wrote an Arduino firmware that can be used together with a PC side Python script to send music to the YM2149F. All the code is available in the ym2149-streamer repository on GitHub.

Arduino Firmware …

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Driving YM2149F sound chip with an Arduino

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to get a Yamaha YM2149F chip. This chip is basically a clone of General Instrument's AY-3-8910, "a 3 voices programmable sound generator" widely used in the 80's in many arcade games and home computers (including the Atari ST and Amstrad CPC).

The …

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