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Old 11-15-2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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Arrgghh USB.


I am a linux but not computer newbie.

I have sucessfully installed 2.4 kernel and made a dual boot windoze / slackware 10 machine.

Under 2.4 with a 'preconfigured' system USB runs ok, my usb mouse is fine etc...

I need 2.6 kernal however for wireless support. I have eventually managed to upgrade kernal using gconfig but I am obviously not configuring it correctly becasue my usb mouse no longer works (I have to plug in a ps2 mouse) and the whole usb system is not recognised.

So please, can anyone point me where to enable usb correctly please??

Many thanks..
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:31 PM   #2
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If I were you, I'd download the 2.6 kernel source from kernel.org and untar it in /usr/src , run make oldconfig and then compile it yourself. Make oldconfig is supposed to pick up the configuration of your current kernel and pull that forward to the new kernel. Once you've run make oldconfig, you can run make xconfig or make menuconfig and go through the USB options and add anything that may have been missed. If you haven't seen it, there are some excellent sticky threads at the top of the Slackware forum on compiling your own kernel.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:44 PM   #3
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Do you know, I sort of did that..
I spent ages and just now got the old config file.. and compared it.
And USB works!!

And I have also **nearly** got my WUSB11 USB wireless adaptor going.. (ndiswrapper)
But many thanks for the oldconfig command, that is SO useful..

I suppose the only drawback with oldconfig is if there are significant new features in the new kernel - you are sort of explicitly writing them out??

Ahhh - I just reread your post, run the config prog after you have USB going with the old config so you can get the new features as well....

Cheers and thanks again..

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Old 11-15-2004, 02:44 PM   #4
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Actually if there are new (or unconfigured) options in the new kernel, make oldconfig will ask you for a decision. However, I've found it best to check with make xconfig or make menuconfig becaue sometimes make oldconfig does something wrong. The one I keep tripping over is the reisersfs filesystem. Even though that is what I use, and it is most definitely configured in my kernel, I've had make oldconfig not enable it.

Good luck with the WUSB11.....I expect we'll be seeing you in the Wireless forum shortly.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:04 PM   #5
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Thanks - take a look in the wireless forum if you dare..

(but as I say there I **do** help run a wireless ISP so WiFi under windoze is no probs... WiFi under Linux is biggg probs.. ;-))))
 
  


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