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Old 07-27-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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xconfig for kernel editing

If xconfig is used to turn modules on and off in the kernel.Do you need to recompile.
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Yes! The xconfig is purely a utility to configure your kernel prior to compiling it. All at does is create a .config file in the kernels sources folder. When you issue the command 'make bzImage', it reads the config for what to add as modules, what to build into it etc.
Old 07-27-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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Yes you'd need to recompile, if there new modules, and you need to create them ( xconfig if configuring the kernel compilation ).

If however the modules are already compiled, they you can insert and remove them with insmod, modprobe, rmmod, and to find out what's already in the kernel lsmod.


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