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Old 01-02-2004, 11:31 AM   #1
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What packages are required for xconfig for 2.6 kernel compile?


What packages need to be installed for 'make xconfig' to work for a 2.6 kernel install? How about 'make gconfig'?
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2949

check this site for a very good walkthru on how to upgrade your kernel
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:03 PM   #3
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http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2949

check this site for a very good walkthru on how to upgrade your kernel
Good document and I'm already familar with it. There are specific debian QT packages required to make xconfig work. What are they?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:13 PM   #4
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i ran into the same problem. it was looking for the same QT something or other but i already have too much on my plate so i am staying with 2.4.22 for a while. i am sorry i was unable to help you. but if you find the answer please let me know via pm or email. i would like to move to 2.6 also.

ps where is easton i am from new kensington
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:21 PM   #5
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ps where is easton i am from new kensington
Easton is in the eastern end of the Lehigh Valley and sits right on the Delaware river. New Kensington is near Pittsburgh, right? Relatively far away.

Here's my local lug:
http://www.thelinuxlink.net/lvlinux/
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:23 PM   #6
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yeah, new ken is near Pitt.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 05:05 PM   #7
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http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2949

This is my first attempt even thinking about kernel. Accroding to this site, the kernel file should be about 30MB big. But when I folow this lin kernel.org The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.6.0 , the file is only like 30 KB.. is this the right file I need?
 
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http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2949

This is my first attempt even thinking about kernel. Accroding to this site, the kernel file should be about 30MB big. But when I folow this lin kernel.org The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.6.0 , the file is only like 30 KB.. is this the right file I need?
are you sure that you downloaded the proper file??
try this ==> linux-2.6.0.tar.gz 17-Dec-2003 19:27 40M

on a different issue you should open a new thread when wanting new information on a similar subject.

to Nigel_Tufnel: i was re-reading thru the thread and i forgot to mention that when i upgraded my kernel from 2.2.20 to 2.4.22 i used these instruction provided by osnews to the letter and i had no problems. so i thought that i did something to the system to break xconfig. seeing that you have had the same problem kinda makes me feel good, if you know what i mean. hope that one of us finds a solution. if i get anything i will try and get the fix to you.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:45 AM   #9
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install libqt2 and libqt-dev to use 'make xconfig'.

The new kernel is great but it yet lacks of some manufacturers' support.
In my case, it is the nvidia 3D acceleration graphic card driver.
The present driver does not support 2.6 yet.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 10:14 PM   #10
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thanks for the suggestion eaglegst but that was not a successful work for me on a fresh install. i decided that i wanted a fresh install and tried that and it didn't work.

as far as a work around, Nigel_Tufnel, you can configure the kernel via command line. install libncurses5-dev and in the source do
Code:
make menuconfig
that will allow you to config the kernel but in a differnet way. and almost the same way that the instructions say to do it. am going to try in a few days.
let me know if it works for you.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 11:35 PM   #11
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I am on woody r2.
Yours is sarge, it might vary,I suppose...

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Old 01-06-2004, 07:23 AM   #12
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as far as a work around, Nigel_Tufnel, you can configure the kernel via command line. install libncurses5-dev and in the source do
Code:
make menuconfig
Good old menufonfig

I have compiled with Debian before using menuconfig and it works fine. I read that some people suggest only installing kernel source from the official apt-get repository because of Debian specific patches. The last time I checked apt-get (Sunday) showed the latest kernel source as 2.6-test11 . Is it o.k. to patch this version with the NVidia patch from this site:
http://minion.de/nvidia.html

any idea when 2.6.0 will hit the apt-get servers?
Thanks and have fun
Looking forward to the Linux Expo in NYC!

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Old 01-09-2004, 07:00 AM   #13
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Kernel 2.6.0 finally hit the Debian repository servers. Whooo...
Time to compile!
 
Old 01-30-2004, 02:21 PM   #14
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Still? No one knows what packages to install??? lol

All these posts....
 
Old 01-30-2004, 03:15 PM   #15
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Still? No one knows what packages to install??? lol

All these posts....
i have given up for now (or until i get a bug up my butt to try again) but i am contempt with 2.4.24 i am not sure what features are in the 2.6.x that i use that are not in the 2.4.24 (before 24 i don't want due to security)
 
  


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