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Im just trying the 2.6 Kernel and what a change xconfig looks totaly differnt i like it. I think its a bit like the package manager in redhat. I was ...
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    Kernel-2.6.0-test2


    Im just trying the 2.6 Kernel and what a change xconfig looks totaly differnt i like it. I think its a bit like the package manager in redhat. I was just wondering if anyone has used it and what they think i think its called qconf?

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    Ol man,
    where did you get it from?

    have fun

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    www.kernel.org its the latest beta. I think they might have use it on the 2.5 kernels im not sure, I userly use make menuconfig so i wouldnt normally notice.

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    make xconfig isn't really anything different - it's exactly the same as make xconfig in the 2.5.x series. The reason for this is that the 2.6.0-test2 kernel is still essentially a member of the 2.5.x series.

    If you want you can modify the look of the xconfig by passing command-line arguments. I'm pretty certain there's a gtk-widget set config option there too but I haven't used it.

    IMHO a really nice feature of the 2.6.0-test2 kernel is that it now removes all those horrible compiler messages that you used to get when you did a make bzImage in the 2.4.x series. Also, once you've done a make menuconfig, all you need to type to build the kernel now is a simple "make". Nice eh?

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    I still use make dep its habbit But make xconfig is defently differnt, last time i used it was a 2.4.x kernel. And do you sill need to make modules?

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    make dep has been deprecated since the 2.5.x series came out and won't be seen in any stable kernel version beyond 2.6.

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    is 2.6 really all that much better then 2.4 i guess i havent tryed 2.5 but i will try 2.6 sooner or later. maybe i will this weekend something when i get bored.
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    I've been trying to build a kernel from 2.6 beta 5 mm sources.
    I think today I got a compile error, so I haven't yet built one successfully.
    It would be nice if there was a tool to migrate a .config file from existing 2.4 to the 2.6 setup.

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    isnt there something like "make oldconfig" or something?

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    Could someone point me in the direction of how to install it properly since it's not a rpm (all I really know) once I've downloaded it?

    Thanks for any help,
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