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Hi, all: I just successfully built kernel 3.4.2 and would like to play around with it. However, just right after I reboot Ubuntu 12.04 with the new kernel, GUIs become ...
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- 06-15-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Surrey, BC, Canada
Successfully build kernel 3.4.2, but now, Ubuntu 12.04 GUI is extremel
I just successfully built kernel 3.4.2 and would like to play around with it. However, just right after I reboot Ubuntu 12.04 with the new kernel, GUIs become extremely slow. Even moving a prompt shell or a text editor window is unbearably slow.
Then, I doublechecked AMD Catalyst Control Centre (I'm using a AMD Radeon 8600 series video card). I happened to notice the Display Properties under Display Manager (
AMDCatalyst Control Centre->Display Manager->Display Properties
Since what I built from the kernel are only 2 files:
initrd.img-3.4.2 and vmlinuz-3.4.2
I'm wondering if I need more files to configure the whole system?
Since I notice for my older kernels, there are at least
abi, config and System.map files under /boot
Can anybody give me a hand?
- 06-21-2012 #2
- Join Date
- May 2011
When you built the new kernel, did you use the .config file from your current kernel? That is usually the best way to do it, as the .config contains a lot of the kernel selections tuned for your hardware. You can get the .config from /boot or sometimes it is compress in /proc/config.gz. You'd put it in your kernel build directory, then run:
make O=/path/to/build/dir oldconfig
then you'd proceed w/make;make modules_install;make install, etc.