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Old 11-11-2005, 08:22 AM   #1
kimothy
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Need kernel configuration help. Compaq Evo N610c Laptop with slackware


Hi. I'm sti quite new to linux. I own a Compaq Evo N610c with slackware 10.2, kernel 2.4. I'm going to install the new 2.6.14.1 kernel, and I know how to make the kernel... more or less. I made a couple of them this week, but I did'nt make any kernel that worked perfecly. What I need help for is the configuration. I need to know what I must keep in the kernel, what should be modules and what i just can forget.

Here are some spesefications of my system:
Compaq Evo N610c Laptop
Ati Mobile Radeon 7500 Graphics Card (M6 LW i think), 32kb memory
1400x1050 Hitachi Monitor
Intel Pentium M4 (i686)
Intel Brookdale i 845MP Chipset
512mb DDR memory

I own a prisim 54 wifi cardbus i need to get working, thats why it's important to get the kernel 2.6.14.1 to work.

I also need support for ALSA and I need both the PS/2 mouses on the laptop to work, as well as the logitech MX510 USB mouse.

Thanks For Any Reply!
 
Old 11-11-2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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I compile everything short of the filesystems and disk drivers as modules. Video, audio, USB, everything are modules. The 2.6 kernel is pretty big alone, so making it bigger wasn't doing me any good. If your ethernet does not have to be active at boot time (i.e. you don't boot off the network), then I think you can compile the cardbus as a module as well.

Keep trying dude. It took me 3 weeks to fine tune my kernel to what I wanted. It's very time consuming. I had sshd set up so I could login from work and configure it on my breaks.

Took a while.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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I run a Slackware kernel (version 2.6.13 out of testing) out of the box on a Compaq EvoN600c (nearly identical to your 610C, difference is a P 3 processor). Everything works fine, also the precompiled alsa-drivers for 2.6.13. The only thing I did was to create an initrd.gz with all acpi-modules and xfs-module.

Prisma Wireless Lan should be no problem with the right wireless tools (or ndiswrapper).

Fluxx.
 
  


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