I need to apply a kernel patch(https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/3/31/929) to get my touch-pad working properly. I am thinking that I should be using dkms, to do this. Most of the stuff I am reading is about getting dkms to create modules. Can it also be used to patch a kernel?
What I am expecting:
- package-management-system decides to upgrade kernel.
- dkms/package-management-system downloads kernel source.
- dkms applies patch.
- dkms compiles kernel.
- dkms installs patched kernel.
All automatically, but a bit slower than installing a pre-compiled kernel.
Am I on the right track? How do I do it? (can you point me to the correct page in the manual)
I am using Ubuntu 15.04
Linux kubuntu 3.19.0-15-generic #15-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 16 23:32:37 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux