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Old 03-08-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
Zaileion
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HowTo: Compile/Install Linux Kernel 3.19 on Debian Jessie


Would anyone be willing to share their knowledge on: How to compile and install Linux Kernel 3.19 in Debian jessie?

So the new kernel is out and I've been patiently waiting for its release for the support of Microsoft Surface peripherals. I recently switched over to Debian because I'm not fond of some of the moves Ubuntu is making. So thats the short story, and fundamentally unimportant to the question.

Considering my lack of experience with Linux, or should I say others extensive experience, please be as detailed as you care to be. I did end up finding instructions containing 4 or so lines with 3 or so words in each line, buried in some website, but the information wasn't sufficient for me to follow. Needless to say those instructions were for someone who didn't need the specific terminal commands which I certainly do.

amd64

Thank You.
 
Old 03-08-2015, 10:12 PM   #2
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This debian page might help.
 
Old 03-08-2015, 10:51 PM   #3
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If you feel that you lack experience with Linux you might want to do some reading first, before going into a custom kernel build and upgrade: in fact I don't think that it makes much sense, nor that it is reasonable or really helpful, that somebody gives you step-by-step instructions. The kernel source package includes a lot of documentation, but for your needs you should read the README file first, which you can find in the package's root directory:

Linux kernel release 3.x (from git.kernel.org)

This is for the Debian part:

Building Kernel From Upstream Sources
Building a custom kernel from the "pristine" kernel source (from the Debian Linux Kernel Handbook)

Best regards,
Philip

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Old 03-09-2015, 09:00 PM   #4
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Unfortunately i don't have the time to sit in front of my computer reading through pages of documentation to be given general commands, than have to look somewhere else to find specific commands, only to need to begin all over again for the next commands. I do enjoy using computers as well as Linux and spend a significant amount of my time on both, but I've already read quite a bit including man pages, README's dozens and dozens of websites, and I'm sure if i keep plugging away at it, and re-installing Debian over and over I, one day, will succeed. maybe by the time the Debian community implements it in the official release.

As such i figured i would go to the most active Linux forum on the planet for some advice...

instead i get directed to sights I've already visited, or directed to read some document that may or may not help with additional extensive research.

I'm not trying to learn how to be a kernel developer or a Linux guru, I'm just trying to stay away from the huge corporations that see fit to rule over everyone and ultimately get Microsoft off my tablet... Now I'm sure someone will have something to say about Microsoft on my Surface, and what ever gibberish that is completely irrelevant to the question at hand, but there's forums for ya...

Now if no one wants to assist thats perfectly OK, I would never expect someone to give there time freely unwillingly. I believe thats called slavery... but, a direct answer to the question, from someone who can actually answer the question would be appreciated. If not than please don't give some random website you Googled. In case your unaware, I also have access to Google. lol. I'm sure over time others will read the question and see posts that will no help much, leading them on a wild goose chase as I've been through thus far.

Try this, or try that, not that anyone actually read what they suggested, or that they know definitively if the material will help. The unintellectual and unhelpful post keep piling up rendering the thread useless. Either you know, or don't know. And if you don't, don't clutter up the thread...

Thats not to say that no forum or thread is helpful. Most of what I've learned, I've learned from O'Reilly (A publisher) or a forum.


Simplify, Simplify. If you don't know, or don't want to answer then don't but please don't give some lesson on effort or morals or a website that you just... Googeled. Thats not what the question asks.

Thank you again for the help. Thats what keeps the community going!
 
Old 03-09-2015, 09:17 PM   #5
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by Zaileion View Post
Unfortunately i don't have the time to sit in front of my computer reading through pages of documentation to be given general commands,
So instead you expect us to somehow guess what knowledge you do have then write new documentation just for you?

The Debian Administrators Handbook is an excellent reference and the link posted by veerain has what you need. Note that you asked about compiling the kernel, not where to get the kernel source. That link explains how to get kernel sources from Debian linux-source pacakges - in your case, since you specify 3.19, you'll obviously be getting it from somewhere else (eg kernel.org).

If there is something in the documentation that you don't understand, or you need help with, post back here explaining specifically what the problem is and we should be able to help.

Complaining to people who are trying to help you that they are doing it wrong will not endear you to the community.

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Old 03-09-2015, 09:34 PM   #6
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nope, not expecting anything of the sort. Thank you for the help. extreemly informative, useful, and directly answers the question. Thank you again.
 
Old 03-09-2015, 10:10 PM   #7
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Have you considered running a Liqourix kernel in Debian.

http://liquorix.net/

It will be a time saver for touchscreen support.
As far as I know. There is no other autobuild kernel build
process that hand feeds you flag enable/disable
with just a computer model number and name thrown in.

Edit. My post is just a edit sources.list.
apt-get update
apt search liqourix
or synaptic package manager search away.

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:45 PM   #8
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Hi,
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Have you considered running a Liqourix kernel in Debian.
That might be a reasonable option for the OP, but it looks like they don't have 3.19 kernels yet.

http://liquorix.net/debian/pool/main/l/linux-liquorix/

Evo2.
 
Old 03-09-2015, 11:46 PM   #9
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They are usually pretty quick about keeping current.
Maybe in a week the link you posted may show the 3.19.

My touchscreen Dell XT2 with a Wacom type of pen with mouse buttons on it accepts touchscreen inputs from kernel 3.18.

Edit: Just another route I forgot to mention.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...og.php?b=36407

In case you do not want to wait.
Gdebi or dpkg -i in terminal will install downloaded headers and images. Then sudo update-grub.

Last edited by rokytnji; 03-09-2015 at 11:55 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2015, 01:54 AM   #10
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The problem isn't the commands but knowing what support to add after making oldconfig
http://www.linuxchix.org/content/cou...acking/lesson2
 
Old 03-10-2015, 07:57 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaileion
Unfortunately i don't have the time to sit in front of my computer reading through pages of documentation to be given general commands, than have to look somewhere else to find specific commands, only to need to begin all over again for the next commands.
I understand that you are approaching this forum with the forma mentis of a former Microsoft user, and that's not your fault. On the other hand, please understand that the idea, here, is not to provide customer support to people who don't have the time, nor are willing, to study just a little bit and try to solve their problems by themselves first. I also understand that Ubuntu tries to make you believe that Linux is easy point-and-click stuff, whatever the word "easy" means, and that you can get it up and running with no effort right after leaving Windows. Well, Linux is not Ubuntu, Debian is not Ubuntu, and even Ubuntu, somehow, is not Ubuntu. If you want to enjoy the advantages of free software, then you have to use some of your time, and study.

Before you get upset again, I apologize if my previous post sounded harsh or rough-edged to your ears: it was not intended to sound like that. I just assumed that you were aware of this:

How To Ask a Question

and this:

Linux is Not Windows

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Now if no one wants to assist thats perfectly OK, I would never expect someone to give there time freely unwillingly. I believe thats called slavery... but, a direct answer to the question, from someone who can actually answer the question would be appreciated.
You did receive assistance. A "direct answer to the question", in this particular case, would be called "spoon feeding", and wouldn't help you at all. If you don't have time to study a little bit, and you expect a "customer service" kind of support, then I guess you might want to pay for something like RHEL.

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If not than please don't give some random website you Googled. In case your unaware, I also have access to Google. lol. I'm sure over time others will read the question and see posts that will no help much, leading them on a wild goose chase as I've been through thus far.
Look at those links. I hope you will realize that they point to specific, relevant and first-hand documentation. If you don't, and you feel lost with them, then you might be interested in a more basic guide, such as:

Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide

Quote:
Try this, or try that, not that anyone actually read what they suggested, or that they know definitively if the material will help. The unintellectual and unhelpful post keep piling up rendering the thread useless. Either you know, or don't know. And if you don't, don't clutter up the thread...
Quote:
Simplify, Simplify. If you don't know, or don't want to answer then don't but please don't give some lesson on effort or morals or a website that you just... Googeled. Thats not what the question asks.
Please cool down. No offense, but I guess that the one who doesn't know, here, is you. I'm sure that veerain can patch, configure, and build his/her kernels, and probably also hack them. I can do that as well (except the hacking part) and I've done it several times. We both gave you specific links, which apparently you didn't bother reading, and we gave you some of our free time.

Again, if you did read that documentation but you felt lost, then you should read some more basic stuff first, before venturing into custom kernel building, packaging and installing. The Linux Documentation Project provides a lot of excellent documentation, as Debian itself does. You should not feel offended, that's just the way it is: we all were at that stage, and we read documentation.

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Thank you again for the help. Thats what keeps the community going!
You're welcome. If you meet specific problems in your attempt, feel free to come back here and ask for help again. I'm sure that you will receive further support, which will be proportionally specific to your question.

Have fun!
Philip

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