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Old 06-04-2004, 03:12 AM   #1
KevinAlaska
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Question Compile the KERNAL? How? :(


Hello to everyone who reads this...

I have a question that has not been asked tomyself by my level of knowledge I currently have with Linux. I know what the word compile means from the aspect that it is used in programing when you take a typed out program language and compile it into the actual program it was written to be.

But I really know nothing about compiling the kernal. The reason I ask is that I have a GeForce FX video card that (when the nvidia 5336 driver is installed) is used in when I load into KDE it freezes up. I have tried where it says it takes like five minutest to load in KDE. I have gone up to 10 minutes and nothing.

So here I am with my backed up xorg.conf file that was changed in /etc/X11/ directory(I am using FedoraCore2 final with all current updates from RedHat). and still only able to use those gastly SLOW generic FX drivers.

I did find out some information (that I would have to look up again) about something mentioning a Kernal compiling after some stacks where changed down from 4k or something or another...

So does this make any sense and how might I find the information on how this is done. But don't forget my bewildered Newbie status...

Thanks VERY much for your time on this.

Sincerely,

Kevin in Alaska
 
Old 06-04-2004, 03:22 AM   #2
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Try this:
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/202/1/

In general, try to use google to find an answer to your problem... in 99% of the cases that worked out for me... or just try a search on this site using "kernel compile howto" or similar...


good luck!



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Old 06-04-2004, 03:57 AM   #3
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Go to Forums>Linux>General and there is a thread on kernel compilation.

Last edited by chii-chan; 06-04-2004 at 08:24 AM.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 04:08 AM   #4
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try this link: http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/K...ld-HOWTO.html.
make back-ups, keep notes and good luck.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 06:06 AM   #5
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Read this http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&postid=970391
 
Old 06-04-2004, 02:28 PM   #6
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thanks VERY VERY much for all the help eveyone gave... I will compile my first kernal later today. I am actually excited about doing it. As strange as that may sound.

Well Cheers to everyone

Sincerely,

Kevin in Alaska
 
  


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