LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-14-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
ShoCkwave
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Turkey
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 38

Rep: Reputation: 15
Kernel Problems. Howto Compile a new kernel from 4.2 with backwards compatibility ?


I am a newbie to kernel compiling. I have a fujitsu siemens laptop and i am using slackware 9.1 on it. as u know, it comes with kernel 2.4.x and i want to update it 2.6.6 but i encounter problems.

First of all, i dont know the difference between saying yes or module while comfiguring kernel in gconfig or xconfig. How can compiling something as a module affect my system?

And when i first install slack it detects eveything well and it also opens the startup screen in a resolution of 1024x768 but after i compile kernel it goes back to its original state. I launch X11R6 and when i go back to shell, shell is shown like a mixing drink.

And my network does not work as a result i cannot connect to net.

Can anyone pls help me to keep my existing values from old kernel and compile only the needed parts and some extra parts like wireless support.

Thanks.



 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
citrus
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: California
Distribution: Kubuntu 6.1
Posts: 548

Rep: Reputation: 30
saying yes will compile it into your kernel
saying M will compile it as a module that you will have to load up on your own

you need to say yes for anything like the right network card
the right file system type

and then you can can say M for other things if your not sure
or just leave them blank

just make sure you know what you need to compile in first

the reason you can connect to the net is prolly cuz you didn't add support for it when you recompiled
you prolly wont get sound working either
and it seems like it try to compile SMP or multi prossessor in by deafault and you want to check this off unless you have more then one prossessor
make sure you have your kinda system selected as well

once compile right everything will work right
 
Old 06-19-2004, 06:02 AM   #3
ShoCkwave
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Turkey
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 38

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks,

After compiling my system with Y`es it is working properly. But only the 1024x768x64 command promp does not work. Do u have any advices about this?

Thanks.
 
  


Reply


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 On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
32bit/64bit and backwards compatibility aitzim Suse/Novell 52 06-25-2006 12:44 AM
Howto: Compile new 2.6.x kernel for Gentoo? Please help.. :S CrapBag Linux - Newbie 1 07-09-2005 01:41 PM
freebsd 5.3 backwards compatibility kpachopoulos *BSD 1 12-21-2004 04:58 PM
NVIDIA driver (4496) patched for kernel 2.6.x compatibility won't compile! Rodcl Linux - Hardware 5 04-26-2004 07:01 AM
Question re: backwards compatibility.... sankeny Slackware 5 11-21-2002 07:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.

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