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By PCLinux at 2003-09-01 05:32
FEATURE: Recompiling the kernel for Compaq Presario 7xx Notebooks ACPI solution
Posted on Monday, September 1st @ 12:04 by PCLinux (Netherlands)

Recompiling the kernel

The proper steps for recompiling the kernel on Mandrake cooker are the following:

1) Install the package "kernel-source"

2) Make yourself root and go to /usr/src/linux

3) type: "make mrproper"

4) type: "make xconfig" (if you are in an X environment)
A window will pop up, which has all the configuration options of the kernel.

Here is what I changed from the defaults:

Processor type and features

Processor family: from 'i586' to 'athlon/duron/k7'

AMD mobile Athlon/Duron Powernow!: from 'm' to 'y'

Local APIC support on uniprocessors: from 'y' to 'n'

General setup

PCI hotplug support

Support for PCI hotplug (EXPERIMENTAL): from 'm' to 'n'

Advanced power management BIOS support: from 'm' to 'n'

ACPI support

AC adapter: from 'm' to 'y'

Battery: from 'm' to 'y'

Button: from 'm' to 'y'

Fan: from 'm' to 'y'

Processor: from 'm' to 'y'

Thermal Zone: from 'm' to 'y'

Toshiba laptop extras: from 'm' to 'n'

5) type: "make dep && make clean && make bzImage && make modules"
This took aproximately 2 hours to compile.

6) type: "make modules_install"

7) type: "make install"
This will install the correct references into the boot-loader (at least it did in grub)

Works perfect. (Was from an article where I can not find the source from!)


by kolchuga on Fri, 2004-06-25 04:32
I Ran Mandrake 9.2 almost 6 Months on old Presario 1250 notebook worked fine, but slow.
Only Problems was getting sound to work correct because of JBL Chipset.

by dominedi on Wed, 2005-05-18 11:58
solution faster than recompile the kernel

just install ACPI-x.x.x and ACPID-x.x.x from install rpm
add NOLAPIC in the boot option (lilo.conf) of the kernel image and
remove any ACPI=off, ACPI=ht or ACPI=on.
check that acpi service is loaded
add those lines at the end :
modprobe ac
modprobe battery
modprobe fan
modprobe thermal
modprobe processor


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