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I've just done my daily Code: emerge -uD world and it's emerged the latest kernel version (2.6.11-gentoo-r9). I'd like to have a go at compiling this manually. I've found an ...
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- 05-20-2005 #1
Manual install of new kernel ???
emerge -uD world
I'd like to have a go at compiling this manually. I've found an excellent utility called xconfig, so that if I doCode:
My question is, that as I only have a limited amount of knowledge of my hardware, can I presume that if I haven't heard of a certain technology, it's probable that I won't need to select it for kernel or module support ??
As my system is nothing fancy i.e. Normal ATA/Eide hard drive, network card, USB 1.1 ports, plus the usuals like pentium 4, a SBLive! 5.1 digital card, nvidia graphics card, DVDrom, CDRW etc etc.
- 05-20-2005 #2
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- Mar 2005
I always use the menuconfig, and at least there it's a help option which explains what the option will do.
- 05-21-2005 #3
If you select an option, it should display the help in the xconfig. It will give you an overview, and most will give you a suggestion.
I also prefer menuconfig, as it's cleaner for me, but to each his own.
Just remember that once you update, change the /usr/src/linux symlink to the new sources, and re-emerge any modules.