LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Gentoo
User Name
Password
Gentoo This forum is for the discussion of Gentoo Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
DavidLee1A
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Distribution: Debian Wheezy amd64
Posts: 123
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 5
Time to CHOOSE INSTALL CONFIGURE COMPILE the LINUX KERNEL source in gentoo


Ha ha, yes! Time to step 7 (from the manual) in my Gentoo installation: Configure the Kernel.
All the search engines turn up multiple hits with lots of articles, ok, suggestions? Best online articles, personal experiences, advice for doing this for the first time?

Last edited by DavidLee1A; 06-01-2013 at 04:36 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
vik
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 225
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 50
This would probably be a good place to start: http://kernel-seeds.org. Make sure you don't forget any of the steps mentioned in the handbook as well. If you get stuck with kernel panics, try grabbing the latest slackware-current generic .config file, copy it into your /usr/src/linux directory, update it for the latest kernel (they're usually a few versions behind) with make oldconfig, switch the processor options to use the CPU you actually own, and compile in the drivers you need specifically (so I don't need a RAMDISK).

A good tool for finding which modules you need is here: http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/. Load up a good live distro, paste the output into the web page, and it should tell you most of the kernel modules you need. Also, you probably don't want to inline wireless networking modules or alsa modules: just leave them as modules.

Hope this helps!

Last edited by vik; 06-03-2013 at 06:16 PM.
 
  


Reply

Tags
kernel, linux


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to configure, compile and install custom kernel?? kobechoi2 Linux - Newbie 1 11-20-2011 02:23 AM
Do you have to choose some compile option for iptables to work in 2.6.xx kernel? M$ISBS Slackware 1 07-15-2006 07:20 PM
Configure kernel source for standard debian kernel (module install) twinkers Debian 2 12-22-2005 12:19 PM
Gentoo worries (Q on compile time) xemous Linux - Distributions 4 12-09-2004 10:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration