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Old 03-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
Mr-Imbroglio
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what to include in kernel?


compiled kernels before numerous times on my old athlon 2800 setup, knew exactly what modules to install.

looking to put slack11 on a recent gaming rig, x2 4400+ etc, just looking for a list of things i need, ie smp for dual core, all drives are sata so i was told to install with the huge kernel and then compile from there. marvel ethernet, asus a8n-sli dlx, etc. is there a list of everything in the new 2.6 kernel so i could look through ahead of time? would i be able to see what to include if i ran say ubuntu liveCD? would modprobing in ubuntu show everything that was detected, or does that just list every module. trying to make this kernel as efficient and as clean as possible.

any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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If you run a live CD with the same (or similar) kernel as you want to use, and just do "lsmod", you will see all of the modules loaded. Assuming all of the hardware works under that live CD, you will then know the minimum amount of things you need to compile into your kernel.
 
Old 03-14-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
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okay cool, sounds pretty easy. my only other question is about the sata drives, they are located under scsi drives instead of the normal hda/hdb so on and so forth right?
 
Old 03-14-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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Also "lspci" would be helpful
 
Old 03-14-2007, 03:49 PM   #5
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See my post here for even more:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...68#post2667768
 
Old 03-15-2007, 12:47 AM   #6
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see kroah.com/lkn. I think Ch8 or something is totally devoted to finding out what you need in your kernel and what you don't, i.e finding out which modules you need and which ones you don't according to HW config. As you seem to have compiled before , I wont give you the fairly obvious tips (like remove HAM Radio support )

One more thing , try and reduce stuff from modules also ... if you dont know what something does .. find out .. just dont make it a module. If you make a correct config , your kernel will compile in minutes and comp will boot in 20secs.

And, I was wondering .... Gaming Rig? In Linux? Try Vista, if you have a DirectX 10 compatible card.

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oh no... I have said the damned words , now HELLFIRE!!

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Old 03-15-2007, 04:01 PM   #7
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Damned indeed ... how can you recommend such a thing ? You do realize that Vi$ta actually has problems with many games. There have been several news stories on it. I would strongly not recommend anything from M$, especially Vi$ta.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:03 AM   #8
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Yeah, but Vista is the only one supporting DirectX10 properly. Have you SEEN the videos of DirectX10? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX#DirectX_10
And search for Videos from Far Cry , Crysis ... they are too good. Thats where I want from my 3d card ... not like linux where the windows can dance! :P

The FACT remains , Windows is much much better for Gaming ... you can't escape that fact.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 01:14 AM   #9
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That fact is made possible by Bill Gate$, and the evil empire he created. The means justifies the end, doesn't it ?

And, Quake 4 runs very well on my Linux machine ... likely much better than if I were running Windoze.

Most of the problem has to do with the fact that game companies won't release games for Linux, not that Window$ is better gaming platform.

What was this thread originally about ? Think we're getting off track ...

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