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I have recently installed gentoo using the genkernel, and I have noticed that it is bloated with all sorts of options that I probably don't need. Is there anywhere I ...
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    Building a minimal kernel. Where to find kernel compilation options


    I have recently installed gentoo using the genkernel, and I have noticed that it is bloated with all sorts of options that I probably don't need. Is there anywhere I can go to to find the necessary kernel options needed for my system. That is, a place where I can enter the various lines from my lspci output, and it will tell me which options to compile in.

    My guess is that the answer is "No, there isn't. Google it." -- and this is a perfectly acceptable answer -- I just thought I'd ask!
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    The reason I'm asking is that I'm pretty sure that I've chosen the wrong options for my monitor. If I choose the option that seems to refer directly to my monitor, then the system seems to boot fine -- with the kernel output messages using the full screen, but then X fails to start. If I remove the kernel option for my monitor, the amount of the screen used before X starts is pitifully small, but then X starts fine and uses the full resolution of the screen!

    Why can't I have both?? I know it's possible since it worked with LinuxFromScratch (can't remember the damn kernel options since my hard drive died )

    Also, I'm having trouble finding the right option for my sound card, and I'd love to be able to get it set up right!

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