Newbie to compiling the kernel -- what did I do wrong?
I am running Debian Woody, and have been trying to compile a custom kernel to allow for sound and video support.
I have so far done the following (cookbook type stuff):
apt-got kernel source (2.4.18), apt-got all the little tools you need, untarred everything, then did make xconfig and set up all the things I wanted (things like tulip I put as a module, set up smp, you know).
THen I saved and exited, did 'make dep', then did made a .deb from it with make-kpkg, then did the dpkg -i to the deb and installed the appropriate links in lilo by hand.
I have twice now compiled a custom kernel apparently succesfully. Yay for me.
Now, the modules I had (tulip, the keyboard stuff, others I surely don't know what they are) do not load either with my original kernel or the two new ones. I thought Debian would handle the modules for me?
Did I miss a step, or do I have to go in and load them all by hand into modules.conf? If I do, how do I know WHICH modules I need? write them down from the make xconfig screen, or is the some utility that can tell me what I need? None of the stuff online I could find or in Debian helpfiles covers this.
If you need some specific errors (like "could not load module tulip") from the logs, please let me know where to find them and I will be happy to post.