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Old 10-23-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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What are all the different kernel configure programs?


I know of `make config', `make oldconfig', `make menuconfig', `make xconfig', and `make gconfig'. Is that all of them? If not, what are the others? Thanks!
 
Old 10-23-2005, 02:26 PM   #2
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you might look in the /usr/src/linux<version> directory........the documentation dir there is 5+ megs in size.........all sorts of stuff to read on the how's and why's of kernel configuration.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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The ones you mentioned should be more than sufficient for anything you'd want to do.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 06:48 PM   #4
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I just wanted to know what they all were so I could try them all out. So, are there others?
 
Old 11-08-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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make qconfig and make kconfig spring to mind.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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Those are all the ones I've heard of, and they're all basically front-ends for modifying the .config file using the documentation provided with the kernel source (in other words, none is going to give you a particular advantage at changing things over another other than a different way of presenting the choices).
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:45 PM   #7
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Why on earth do you want to "try them out"??? They're for specific reasons, as listed in your documentation. Start at page one, and read. Then, you won't need to "try out" to see what they do
 
Old 11-09-2005, 06:43 PM   #8
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I know that they all do the same way, but there are differences between them. Such as, some are more intuitive then others, the way that they organize the .config file also differs. I think you guys believe that I have no idea what they all do, but in fact, I do. I was just trying to find one that I liked the best, I suppose I should have worded my question differently.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 10:23 AM   #9
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If you know what they do, why - or what exactly? - are you asking???
 
Old 11-11-2005, 09:57 PM   #10
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I simply wanted a list of all the kernel configuration programs. That's all...not a bunch of replies telling to read the documentation, because that isn't want I am looking for...
 
Old 11-12-2005, 04:57 AM   #11
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You could try Yahoo or Google, looking for "kernal configure programs", or you could try reading a manual.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 12:26 PM   #12
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Well now, let's not bash him completely, this forum always tends to be one of the friendlier ones out there... his question was just phrased in a bit of a confusing way. Xena, out of curiosity, where can you find a list of all the possible options in a manual? I did a quick search through my kernel documentation and didn't find more than the obvious, commonly-used ones.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #13
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My apologies if I come over as "bashing", I assure you it's tongue-in-cheek humour.

According to the 60lb Linux manual I have (Linux Complete, 2nd Ed, ISBN 0-7821-4036-X, damn good read and source of info), when you are in X Windows you can try the xman program.

Apparantly it's xman & or /usr/X11R6/bin/xman &.

This displays a window from which you can then list commands, by section (I'm guessing you'd want Sys. Administration?) and from there you can get manual pages for the commands. And you can search.

Happy hunting.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 01:09 PM   #14
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The KDE Control Panel can also configure your configuration I think
 
  


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