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Old 05-17-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
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rebuilding/updating kernel in gui


I'd like to update and/or rebuild my kernel in GUI.

How can I do this in KDE or GNOME?

Old 05-17-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
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This is something that I've done before, successfully, with a few problems along the way, and will be doing again soon on my Slackware box. Don't expect to not get your hands dirty, though. First, you must download the kernel you want (the newest is something like 2.6.11.x), and unzip it to the /usr/src directory. From that directory you should open a terminal and run numerous commands illustrated in forum:

I recommend that you know a good bit about the hardware you're running to adequately choose your options in the Linux Kernel Menu.
Old 05-17-2005, 03:05 AM   #3
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#cd /usr/src/linux
#make xconfig
Old 05-17-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Hi trey31357 and andygo,

Thanks for all your inputs. Great!

Old 05-17-2005, 11:41 PM   #5
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If you don't happen to have Qt installed (most should, I don't) you can use make gconfig for a Gtk menu. make menuconfig still works best though
Old 05-18-2005, 08:28 AM   #6
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Hi cs-cam,

I believe I installed Qt. Thanks for your tip.

I'm glad I asked around. Great!



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