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Hi, I have to build an very small kernel. Is it possible to find out which driver do I need to make my hardware run. For example, my hardware worked ...
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    Build Kernel without try and error


    Hi,

    I have to build an very small kernel. Is it possible to find out which driver do I need to make my hardware run. For example, my hardware worked with an self build 2.6.38 kernel (but the kernel is very big). Now I have to build a new kernel and now my touch panel doesn't work. Of course, I know where I found the option in the .config to repair it. But this is almost a try and error. Is it possible to do this more well-aimed. For example, I have no idea if "MosArt dual-touch panels" or "HID Multitouch panels" is the right option.

    best regards,
    claus

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    There is a web site for Debian which takes the output of the command:
    Code:
    lspci -n
    That reports the driver information. I have used this for many "vanilla kernel builds" for many distributions. The web site is:
    Debian HCL; Debian GNU/Linux device driver check & report
    (
    Code:
    http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/
    )

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