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Old 01-30-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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not recompile kernel, but 1 module -possible?


Hello,

I started linux with slackware about 2 years ago or so. Now, i have slack installed on my laptop (sempron 2800, S754)

In slack i compiled my own kernel, and i needed to change the sourcecode of a certain module (powernow-k8) to make frequency scaling work on my laptop.
(in kernel 2.6.9)

Now, i was wondering if i can install debian. And just recompile only that powernow-k8 module for my laptop, instead of recompiling a complete kernel.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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Switching from one distribution to another is not as easy as you seem to want it to be. It essentially involves starting from scratch, in which case you'd recompile your kernel anyway. If you just want that module, you can just go into your source tree and rebuild, the kernel will only rebuild relevant parts anyway.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Matir
Switching from one distribution to another is not as easy as you seem to want it to be. It essentially involves starting from scratch, in which case you'd recompile your kernel anyway. If you just want that module, you can just go into your source tree and rebuild, the kernel will only rebuild relevant parts anyway.
I think you misunderstood me OR i just didn't explained myself correctly.

What i meant was, yes, i will install debian from scratch. just with a debian sarge or maybe mepis disk. but i was wondering, when i have everything installed, if i can just download the source of that powernow-k8 module, compile it for my current kernel, and use it.

Because i know what changes i have to make at the sourcecode of that certain module. I just don't wanna compile a complete new kernel for that debian system i just installed.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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If it's a kernel module you can just run make modules then either put the module in the /lib/modules/ tree yourself or run make modules_install.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 04:48 PM   #5
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If it's a kernel module you can just run make modules then either put the module in the /lib/modules/ tree yourself or run make modules_install.
thanks, i'll try that
 
  


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