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Old 10-03-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
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Thanks to all you guys!


I know I havnt posted a lot recently (been reading more so than posting). But I just wanted to thank you guys (shilo and DaOne plus anyone else thats ever posted advice here on compiling kernels) as I have just compiled my first successful kernel! I just recompiled 2.4.31, mainly just for learning though I guess it does make it more optimized for my system. Right now lsmod is showing this:

Code:
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P
nvidia               3421612   6
agpgart                47108   3
and everything seems to be working! I'll probably do an upgrade to one of the newer fancier kernels for my next step. (I was thinking 2.6.5, since its in shilo's walk-through)

Anyway, Im just exited that I got it to boot correctly and startx and everything! I thought I would thank all the people that help out on this board cus without youguys I would never have learned this much.

BTW: is there anything you guys would recommend to do to make sure everything is running as smooth as it can? Tests or checks or something? Everything seems ok, but I would like to know for sure.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 07:46 AM   #2
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Congratulations LizardMan! I'm new to Slackware so I'm new to optimizing, so I'm sure I will be giving this a try as well pretty soon. I'd also like to thank everyone who helps out as well, you guys are awesome. Thanks.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 07:51 AM   #3
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I'm no expert, but I'd run dmesg |less and carefully examine for any error messages or warnings after recompiling the new kernel, and also watch /var/log/messages carefully for anomalies

-Y1
 
Old 10-03-2005, 08:26 AM   #4
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I ran dmesg already (no 'less') but now I just ran dmesg|less just to check. Nothing jumps out at me...

hmm... just checked /var/log/messages and did find this little massage near the very end:

Code:
Oct  3 05:31:59 wong insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers
/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
Oct  3 05:31:59 wong insmod:   See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for i
nformation about tainted modules
Oct  3 05:31:59 wong insmod: Module nvidia loaded, with warnings
I checked out the link though and it said it has something to do with licensing. So I dont know if its necessarily bad. It looks like its just saying that a non-gpl module was loaded.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 08:37 AM   #5
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Yeah you're right - not to worry about that one. It just means that the modul you loaded contains a binary package that's not open source, thus "tainting" the opensource Linux OS...

Not to worry, unless you're a die-hard OpenSource enthusiast hating everything closed source

-Y1
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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Well, I do prefer the idea of open source to proprietary software, but I'll be damned if Im gonna lets my video card go to waste!
 
  


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