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Old 07-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
Angela Wu
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I need a hand on the config setting of kernel version 3.6.11


HI:
I was encounter with the setting of .config of kernel version 3.6.11.
I wonder that if anyone else know that if there is a course or Guide ??
Thanks!!
 
Old 07-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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https://www.kernel.org/doc/

If you use make old config it will prompt you for everything new thats been added to the new kernel since the kernel you got the config from.

make menu config gives help on each option.

If you have a kernel that works now, do the make old config thing and just go through the new options.

I am not smart enough to make one from scratch that actually worked...I just cheat and use huge.

The link at the top may help point you in the direction of the docs you need/are looking for.
 
Old 07-02-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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Unhappy HI thanks

HI ,
Thanks for the reply. I would rather like to know the content of .config file.
Example for Device driver, what about its meaning for every item.I can't understand
for just see the setting. the link you support was very complex, I don't when can
I finish the Reading.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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If you are willing, you can do a "make xconfig" or a "make gconfig" which will present a window GUI that will give some information on MOST (not all) items in the configuration file.

There are a LOT of items - some you won't see without having selected higher level options that enable the use of others. But I believe you can still query the help information on those.

Most of the "experimental" entries will not have a decent help text, others will just have a "if you don't know, use N" type of entry.

At the very least the rest will give you some additional keywords you can use to google for more information.
 
Old 07-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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Hi: Thanks for the reply!!
 
  


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