Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
Angela Wu
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 99

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I need a hand on the config setting of kernel version 3.6.11

I was encounter with the setting of .config of kernel version 3.6.11.
I wonder that if anyone else know that if there is a course or Guide ??
Old 07-02-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: distrohopper
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 13

If you use make old config it will prompt you for everything new thats been added to the new kernel since the kernel you got the config from.

make menu config gives help on each option.

If you have a kernel that works now, do the make old config thing and just go through the new options.

I am not smart enough to make one from scratch that actually worked...I just cheat and use huge.

The link at the top may help point you in the direction of the docs you need/are looking for.
Old 07-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
Angela Wu
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 99

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Unhappy HI thanks

HI ,
Thanks for the reply. I would rather like to know the content of .config file.
Example for Device driver, what about its meaning for every item.I can't understand
for just see the setting. the link you support was very complex, I don't when can
I finish the Reading.
Old 07-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2012
Location: Washington DC area
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Slackware
Posts: 4,706

Rep: Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270Reputation: 1270
If you are willing, you can do a "make xconfig" or a "make gconfig" which will present a window GUI that will give some information on MOST (not all) items in the configuration file.

There are a LOT of items - some you won't see without having selected higher level options that enable the use of others. But I believe you can still query the help information on those.

Most of the "experimental" entries will not have a decent help text, others will just have a "if you don't know, use N" type of entry.

At the very least the rest will give you some additional keywords you can use to google for more information.
Old 07-03-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
Angela Wu
Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 99

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Thanks for the reply

Hi: Thanks for the reply!!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Need a hand with bind config bjw122 Linux - Server 9 05-12-2013 06:57 AM
vbox guest additions (proprietary version) fail with --currents new kernel config Old_Fogie Slackware 7 03-20-2010 12:23 PM
the difference of kernel config option among different kernel version? rike_lin Linux - General 3 10-17-2008 07:17 PM
System can't bright up with new kernel version upgrading in LVM setting xqkp77 Linux - Kernel 1 07-26-2007 03:36 AM
Setting X's resolution by hand eantoranz Ubuntu 12 06-29-2005 09:35 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration