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Old 09-03-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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compiling kernel

i want to compile kernel because my onboard sound is not working. nor is my soundcard(soundblaster32). i have downloaded kernel and umcompressed it to my /home directory. i'm following the turorial to compile your own kernel in this website and after issuing make xconfig, i cant find the " button/menu entry that reads load configuration from file" I dont want to mess up my system, i just want to be able to listen to some music. Should I load all modules? I have an ATI Radeon X600 video card and a P4 2.8 socket 775HT that I would like to tweak my kernel to take advantage of said components. Any advise will be appreciated
Old 09-04-2005, 12:02 AM   #2
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i'm not exactly sure what you mean but if you have a config just put it in the top directory of the kernel and name it .config then make xconfig will open with that config loaded
Old 09-04-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply foo_bar, here is what i did
"cp /boot/config-2.6.12-1.1376_smp ~/linux-", and i issue the comand make xconfig, i get a GUI with options to start customizing my kernel. However, the tutorial says that I should find " button/menu entry that reads load configuration from file", but I dont see it. Is it ok to proceed with loading the configuration file?
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hi there

after u load those settings then u can make changes to your configuration aand save this config file and compile ur kernel

as far as menu entry is concerned u wil find the "load config" option in any of the menus



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