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Old 07-07-2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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2.6.39 kernel


Hi guys, i've a optimus laptop and it isn't functioning as well as it could. I've been recommended to use the 2.6.39 kernel. Would there be any issues upgrading to this kernel since it's unsupported?
 
Old 07-07-2011, 04:25 AM   #2
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I have tried the 2.6.39 kernel just for fun (I don't have Optimus) and it worked fine on my machine.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 07:05 AM   #3
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Have you tried the 2.6.38.4 kernel? This is available in the "testing/packages/" directory of the slackware source. It is already compiled and ready for installation.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 07:14 AM   #4
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Using 2.6.39.2 no problem here

http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding

Slackware 13.37 has configs for 2.6.39 in the testing directory
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...9-rc4-configs/ (32-Bit)
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...9-rc4-configs/ (64-Bit)

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:25 AM   #5
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Hi!

I'm using the 39.2 on my 13.1, and I have no problem with it.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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This comes to mind: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...12-bug-877672/
 
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:14 AM   #7
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Thanks piratesmack for pointing out that guide, and thanks Eric for providing it. I've followed it and now have the 2.6.39.3 kernel booting into runlevel 3. startx fails when kde is the default, and xfce freezes up. I have followed the guide up to the headers remark. i'm not sure if i'm right, but i think i need to get the modules up and running now.

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Be aware that by installing and booting into your new kernel, you will no longer have these out-of-kernel modules available. You have to recompile their sources so that the resulting kernel modules match the version of your new kernel.
You can get an overview of all packages that have installed a kernel module for your current kernel by running this command (note that you must run this command while still running your old kernel):

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cd /var/log/packages
grep -l "lib/modules/$(uname -r)" *
i have done the above command and all it says is,
"kernel-modules-smp-2.6.37.6_smp-i686-2"

Don't actually know where to go from here.

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Old 07-23-2011, 06:40 AM   #8
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Hi,

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You can get an overview of all packages that have installed a kernel module for your current kernel by running this command (note that you must run this command while still running your old kernel):
Basically you will be getting modules that will need to be provided for the new kernel. If need be!

The command string provides a view that looks to see what modules were installed by added packages for the old kernel(current), not the new kernel. This map will provide the means to install necessary packages if needed for the new kernel.
HTH!
 
Old 07-23-2011, 11:58 AM   #9
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I'm running the 2.6.39.3 kernel with no problems.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:50 PM   #10
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@onebuck
so, the string that the command gave out was, "kernel-modules-smp-2.6.37.6_smp-i686-2", so if i understand right, i need to load this into the new kernel? How do i do this? is it a matter of copy and past to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local and then renaming it to the appropriate name for the new kernel?
On a side not, i havn't created an initrd yet, should i go about this step first? or the modules first?
 
Old 07-24-2011, 07:54 AM   #11
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@onebuck
so, the string that the command gave out was, "kernel-modules-smp-2.6.37.6_smp-i686-2", so if i understand right, i need to load this into the new kernel? How do i do this? is it a matter of copy and past to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local and then renaming it to the appropriate name for the new kernel?
On a side not, i havn't created an initrd yet, should i go about this step first? or the modules first?
Your original install had the kernel-modules installed, no other module had been installed/added by any other package.

Nothing more than a list of package modules that were installed for the old kernel, in your case the 'kernel-modules-smp-2.6.37.6_smp-i686-2'. Which would be default install. This output list of added package modules (if any) then you could use this list as a guide to what would be necessary to install for the new kernel (if needed).

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default install, from PACKAGES.TXT;

PACKAGE NAME: kernel-modules-2.6.37.6-i486-2.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./slackware/a
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 19640 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 75290 K
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
kernel-modules: kernel-modules (single CPU Linux kernel modules)
kernel-modules:
kernel-modules: A kernel module is a piece of object code that can be dynamically
kernel-modules: loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new kernel functions. Most of
kernel-modules: these modules provide support for devices such as CD-ROM drives, tape
kernel-modules: drives, and ethernet cards. You can choose which modules to load by
kernel-modules: editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
kernel-modules:

PACKAGE NAME: kernel-modules-smp-2.6.37.6_smp-i686-2.txz
PACKAGE LOCATION: ./slackware/a
PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 19956 K
PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 76560 K
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
kernel-modules-smp: kernel-modules (SMP Linux kernel modules)
kernel-modules-smp:
kernel-modules-smp: A kernel module is a piece of object code that can be dynamically
kernel-modules-smp: loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new kernel functions. Most of
kernel-modules-smp: these modules provide support for devices such as CD-ROM drives, tape
kernel-modules-smp: drives, and ethernet cards. You can choose which modules to load by
kernel-modules-smp: editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
kernel-modules-smp:
Your new kernel and any modules would be installed. If the list from your command string showed other package modules then you would need to install those packages.
So for 2.6.38.4 from /testing you would install this package;
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from kernel-modules-smp-2.6.38.4_smp-i686-1.txt

kernel-modules: kernel-modules (Linux kernel modules)
kernel-modules:
kernel-modules: A kernel module is a piece of object code that can be dynamically
kernel-modules: loaded into the Linux kernel to provide new kernel functions. Most of
kernel-modules: these modules provide support for devices such as CD-ROM drives, tape
kernel-modules: drives, and ethernet cards. You can choose which modules to load by
kernel-modules: editing /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
kernel-modules:
kernel-modules:
kernel-modules:
kernel-modules:
HTH!
 
  


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