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lonecrow 04-06-2006 07:07 PM

kernel .config edit?
Can we edit this file? I need to change something but the first line of the .config file of the kernel says not to edit. Is that only a warning?

bosewicht 04-06-2006 07:16 PM

what do you need to edit? i would be really careful editing that file. if you still want to, backup.

pljvaldez 04-06-2006 07:16 PM

Usually you edit it by doing a make xconfig from the command line. The .config file is the file used to compile a kernel. So if you edit it, changes won't take effect until you recompile the kernel.

reddazz 04-06-2006 07:16 PM

You can run "make menuconfig", change the settings you want and choose to save at the end.

lonecrow 04-06-2006 07:25 PM

ok that's what I thought, that it doesnt have any effect until you recompile (and I dont want to)

I need to change something for my wireless

So yeah I know what I'm doing.... well I think. And I dont mind if I blow my system up, I install linux about 3 times a week!!! lolol

Will try make menuconfig and make xconfig

Cheers all!

pljvaldez 04-06-2006 07:34 PM

I haven't worked much with wireless, but anything you change in this file shouldn't help you out until you recompile. So I'm not sure how changing this file will help you if you're not going to recompile...

lonecrow 04-06-2006 07:45 PM

ill try menuconfig as reddazz stated

reddazz 04-06-2006 07:50 PM


Originally Posted by lonecrow
ill try menuconfig as reddazz stated

"make menuconfig" is text mode and "make xconfig" is gui mode for those that are running KDE or have qt installed. Use whichever you think is best for you. For any changes to take effect you have to recompile the kernel as suggested above.

lonecrow 04-06-2006 08:47 PM

ohhh.... I though you didnt need to recompile. Well I guess I wont do that then!! ;)

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