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Old 12-28-2003, 12:49 AM   #1
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kernel 2.6.0 build menu problem


I can't edit text fields in the curses config menu (make menuconfig) for kernel 2.6.0. I had to resort to manually editing the .config file. Anyone else experiencing this besides me?

my build system:
kernel-2.4.23
glibc-2.3.2
ncurses-5.3
gcc 3.3.2
binutils-2.14

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Old 12-28-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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I'm not entirely sure I understand what you mean by "edit text fields". Do you mean you can't select the compile options?

Another option (if you have X installed) would be to use make xconfig. Or if that isn't an option, make config will present you with options without having to edit the .config manually.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 04:37 AM   #3
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those editbox like fields where you type in a value. i can select options fine, but those text fields (eg initial ramdisk size) can't seem to recognize backspaces. it works ok on previous kernel builds.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 10:49 PM   #4
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OK. I still don't have an answer, but I get the problem.

How about make xconfig? It isn't a fix, but it might be a workaround.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 03:47 AM   #5
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i can manually edit the .config file. i just wanted to know if this was specific to my system or is it a bug in the build menu.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 09:53 AM   #6
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I'm betting that it is your system and not a general bug since it works fine on my system. And my apoligies in advance if this question seems a bit newbish, but are you aware that you have to select the line on the main screen where you see the value and then hit enter or select so that you are taken to a dialog box that lets you change the value? I'm just trying to rule out the obvious questions.
 
Old 12-30-2003, 12:14 PM   #7
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yes. i can type into the box. but not backspace.
 
  


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