Hasn't make modules
been unnecessary for some time now? Or is my poor brain just foggy this morning from not-enough-coffee?
Also... before compiling a brand new kernel I always do the following:
- Make a backup copy of .config, appropriately named and dated, in a subdirectory of /root.
- mv .config foobar (Save this file so that it doesn't go away when we...)
- make distclean (Wipe out everything...)
- mv foobar .config (Now put it back.)
In this way, I am trying to be certain that everything
from the past (either my past or the distro-maker's past) is gone, and that I am compiling all
of the source and pristine