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Old 01-31-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
NoFear0411
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Question Trying to install linux kernel 4.4.0


Hello all,

I'm not much of a pro linux kernel guy but I know my way around Linux cli.

I'm currently running CentOS 7.2 with kernel 3.14.60(On my Asus F555LB laptop) that I compiled and installed with 0 problems but soon realized that my touchpad is not scrolling and it's detected as PS/2 Logitech wheel mouse. After all night searching I found that it's focaltech touchpad and from what I read I need kernel higher than 3.18.x to make my touchpad work.

I downloaded the source for 4.4.0 and run compiled it like this:
make mrpoper | Passed 0 warnings 0 errors.
make menuconfig - added some wifi/mouse/Hybrid graphics/stuff I needed | saved as .conifg
make -j4 finishes with 0 errors and 0 warnings,
make modules_install again 0 errors 0 warnings,
but here comes the problem that is bothering me.
When I hit make install I get this http://imgur.com/V10O5ex WHAT DKMS.CONFIG FILE?!?!

Please give me some suggestions on how to solve the problem.
If it is possible to just compile the touchpad driver and insert it in my 3.14.60 that would be also great.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-31-2016, 05:45 PM   #2
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DKMS MAN


Index Newbie Corner [SOLVED]DKMS - could not locate dkms.conf file

it appeers` to be attached to vbox ~ hummm

Last edited by BW-userx; 01-31-2016 at 05:53 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2016, 08:25 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Update

I saw that forum post and even after I disabled vbox support from kernel menuconfig I still got that damn error.

I somehow managed to compile the kernel and boot it up despite the dkms error that I was getting.
It generated all 4.4.0 initramfs,vmlinuz... files in /boot and after that I run grub2-mkconfig /boot/efi/EFI/centos/grub.cfg (to update grub2 menu)| passed and worked as a charm. Rebooted and saw the new 4.4.0 option in bootmenu but I run into another problem.
The problem this time is luks encrypted partitions. I'm getting "Couldn't start Cryptsetup for luks-(string of numbers for partition)". Apparently it's a bug with luks encrypted partitions and if you setup non encrypted partitions everything works just fine.

Case solved,
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:31 AM   #4
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