Ok maybe you will consider me a lamer but i have been searching for a document on how to apply patches and did not find anything yet..i just want to ask how exactly the patch works: Does it change sth in the source of the kernel (so i will have to recompile it) or somewher else? And what are the exact steps? I did the apply patch command but it had some problems .the process was stopping all the time (at many different lines )saying:
Can't find file to patch at input line 4
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option ?
The text leading up to this was :
| diff -urN linux-2.4.20/COPYING linux-2.4.21/COPYING
| - - - linux-2.4.20/COPYING *date
| +++ linux-2.4.21/COPYING *date

What does this mean???? (i used the -p1 option but i am not quite sure i did well) RTFM?