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Old 08-27-2015, 01:33 AM   #1
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Can I use kernel from certain distribution with other distribution?


Can I replace one kernel with another one?

I am talking about either whole kernel or config. Point is I am trying to track down certain ugly issue and actually I am down just to re-configurating kernel random options. The issue persists on one distribution but is not present in other ones.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 02:00 AM   #2
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Can I use kernel from certain distribution with other distribution?
Normally the answer is no, but without knowing which distribution you are using and which other kernels you are considering, no accurate answer can be given.

Which distribution are you using?
What is the problem you have that makes you want to look at different kernels?
If your current distribution cannot handle your hardware, have you considered using a different distribution?
 
Old 08-27-2015, 04:35 AM   #3
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The issue is purely related to Slackware 14.1-x64. I like the distro, it's not using systemd and I know how to handle it, to a certain degree. I know that Debian ain't affected, neither is Linux Mint. In fact I had few other distributions but this problem is completely new to me. Also some Slackware based distros are issue free - like Porteus or Slacko Puppy.

The issue is described here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-4175551395/

The hardware in my opinion is handled properly. I have tried to use 4.1.6 kernel on Slackware and configured it to run almost bare-bone, without most modules(lets just say that it's so small that it compiles in few minutes). Of course not even X works but issue remains. Not sure what to do.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 07:24 AM   #4
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It all depends. Most vanilla-style kernels can be transferred to another distribution, but most kernels, especially those from mainstream box brand distributions, patch their kernels heavily for various reasons, which make importing a different kernel problematic.

The only distributions I've used cross-system kernels with are Slackware's kernel on LFS, CRUX, and Funtoo.
 
Old 08-27-2015, 11:16 AM   #5
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Isn't the Linux 4 kernel in Slackware's Current repository?
 
Old 08-28-2015, 01:13 AM   #6
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Just found out that Debian kernel won't work. Not only kernel but also congih, even when I tried to modify it to work.
 
Old 09-26-2015, 03:35 AM   #7
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Can I use kernel from certain distribution with other distribution?

Have you tried PowerTOP?

For your kernel thing I would try to diff a working well config file against the last working but greedy slackware one...

BTW, wich one is less draining your battery? I might be interested 😊
 
Old 09-30-2015, 08:19 PM   #8
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I would simply get the kernel config file of another distro and use that, or upgrade to a newer kernel completely since the kernel in slackware is probably quite far behind. A kernel from arch would probably be the most likely to work cross platform, due to what Reaper has mentioned about other distros patching their own kernels.
 
Old 09-30-2015, 08:49 PM   #9
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Just grab the Slackware-Current kernel and use it. Don't go getting a kernel from another distro.
 
  


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