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Old 03-08-2004, 11:36 PM   #1
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Question Kernel / module recompile for 5.1 ? how ?


I've been told to recompile my kernel or sound module to get 5.1 sound working (currently I have only the two front speakers working in stereo). How do I do this.

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Old 03-08-2004, 11:50 PM   #2
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kernel compiling is not that easy.. if you make a mistake.. you might not be able to boot your system. try searching for "kernel compile how to". you will need updated tools/software...

cd to /usr/src/linux
then type: make menuconfig
do some changes with your sound card if it does support 5.1(oss) or try alsa.
type: make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install
then: cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-new
then: cp System.map /boot/System.map

then add an entry to lilo.conf or grub...
ex.
image=/boot/vmlinuz-new
root=/dev/hda1
label = linux-new
read-only

then run lilo..
if you get no errors then reboot.

good luck... again I advice you to read alot more,and if you think you already know it, read more again. before recompiling your kernel.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 11:53 PM   #3
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Sounds complicated
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:21 AM   #4
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what distro are you using?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 12:28 AM   #5
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Vector Linux (a Slackware based distro)
 
Old 03-09-2004, 01:06 AM   #6
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i suggest you use slackware.. then go to LQ slackware forums.. they have a great tutorial on how to compile kernel.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 01:33 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice
 
  


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