So after a lot of gathering around, googling and bothering people, I've sources for the kernel 188.8.131.52. I've created a repo on my github for posterity and in case I can't get working sources anymore xD
Github: Kernel Sources 184.108.40.206 - ZTE Racer
Now, I know this kernel is somewhat old, many would like to have 2.6.35 or even 3.x (yeah right xD), but right now there are only two kernels working for racer owners, vamshi's 220.127.116.11 #68/#70 and deadlink's 18.104.22.168 #186/#187.
There are sources on github of vamshi's kernel and deadlink's kernel... well, it turn's out that in both cases, the sources are incomplete vamshi didn't include his touchscreen driver or a config to compiles a kernel that boots (and you can't even get it from /proc in his latest kernels!), deadlink didn't include a valid config, the touchscreen driver is not his latest and gen2 support is started but not finished
With the ones already compiled that do exist there's always a trade off between what of those to choose, very quick:
- vamshi's has smartass v2, deadlink's not (if you like that governor or not is another thing).
- calibration and touch sensitivity differ, vamshi's doesn't have jump-to-left ghost clicks and uses high sensitivity (very high for some, like me), deadlink's has ghost clicks (not a lot, but they're there) and low sensitivity. So... what if you want a kernel that has smartass v2 and less sensitivity?
Also, there are things that can only be changed at kernel level or are more efficient to change it there instead of using user level applications, you want to change calibration? you need to edit the touchscreen driver, you want to support a new file system for whatever reason? you need to recompile the kernel with support for it, you want to make the kernel more efficient, smaller or bigger with full debug support when things go wrong, you need to recompile...
Want to try a newer kernel? is easier when you can check your old kernel to see how things were done there when your most needed macro doesn't exists in your new kernel....
So for all the reasons above and if you'd like to mess with it, try your own modifications, learn something, have something to "buuuh" at or whatever I'm putting the kernel source tree that compiles and boots (calibration is not the best, be warned)
Edited by GuyOverThere, 22 August 2012 - 02:00 AM.