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Old 09-03-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
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Compiling one module


How can you compile just a few modules (as opposed to the entire kernel). I just need one module (Cirrus Logic CS4236+ driver). This is an old laptop and I would rather not have to compile the entire kernel.

ps- In case you can't tell the module isn't standalone (like ndiswrapper) but it is actually in the kernel tree.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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Correct me if I'm wrong. If you didn't do a "make mrproper" or "make distclean" then any compiled oject files from previous kernel compilation are still in the source tree. Now you just need to copy your config file (in /boot) to the source tree

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# cp /boot/configxxxxx /usr/src/linux/.config
then run

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# make menuconfig
and make any change to the configuration. Then "make && make modules_install". I think the process will take much less time than clean compilation since it only compiles any new changes you made.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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That makes total sense, except I didn't compile the kernel already. This is the standard slackware kernel and I just want to add a module that isn't already built. (without having to recompile the entire kernel)
 
Old 09-03-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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Never mind, just found the binary module hidden away in a FTP server.




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