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Old 08-04-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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Kernal make config


Sorry if this seems a little newbish, but I've never complied a kernal before other that using an install disk and am trying to compile support for a parellel printer (of all things) into the kernal and I've found some howtos and so forth and am following through with no problems until I get to the make config part.

My question is, is there an easy way to do this? How do I get a .config of the kernal I already have complied? If so how? Is it on the computer somewhere already? One would think it would be a simple thing to add support for a parellel printer. I't a Debain Woody box.

Actually what I have to do is enable:

CONFIG_PARPORT
CONFIG_PARPORT_PC
CONFIG_SERIAL_EXTENDED

Thanks
 
Old 08-04-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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Try:
make menuconfig
 
Old 08-04-2004, 08:46 PM   #3
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OK, but do I have to the kernal sources downloaded to do this?

If not where would they be? Isn't there an easy way just to add parellel support?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 09:09 PM   #4
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The kernel sources, if they were installed (you can find them on your distro's CDs), would be in /usr/src/linux.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 09:42 PM   #5
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OK, but if I don't have access to the box other than through ssh and the kernal sourse isn't there, then I have to apt-get install kernel-source-2.4.2 and rebuild a new kernal?
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:06 PM   #6
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Also, if I have to recomplie the kernal using the make menuconfig, does that mean that I have to add everything I added when I installed in the first place (SCSI card, NIC card, etc.)? Or do I simply add the parellel support?
 
  


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