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Old 12-19-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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how do I enable himem in slackware?


I cd /usr/src/linux then

gmake config

and under "processor type and features" I went to "high memory support" and marked 4G,saved then rebooted.

That seems too easy....did I miss something?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Did you 'make', 'make modules_install' & 'make install'?
It requires a full kernel recompile/install to enable it.

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Old 12-19-2005, 11:09 PM   #3
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outside of what it takes to install a kernal just edit the kernal configuration for highmem. then install the newly highmem configed kernel. its that simple. I had to do it myself recently.

make sure your kernal modules are installed.

I was using the test26.s kernal from 10.2 and the install never installed the 2.6 modules and few other 2.6 kernal packages. they are on cd 2
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:19 PM   #4
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so if I cd /usr/src/linux then 'make', 'make modules_install' & 'make install' that will do it?
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:21 PM   #5
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so if I cd /usr/src/linux then 'make', 'make modules_install' & 'make install' that will do it?

http://www.slackersbible.org/node/42
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:25 PM   #6
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lol ,Thaks for the link.That is definately needed
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:30 PM   #7
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You need to compile the kernel. Heres what I do when compiling a 2.6.x kernel.
When you 'make menuconfig' you can choose processor & memory settings.

This is just an example of how I do it.
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Start inside the proper folder w/the kernel you have downloaded.
Be sure & change the /usr/src/linux to point to the new kernel directory.

make menuconfig #(*Setup for your system*)
make
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6
cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6
rm /boot/System.map
ln -s /boot/System.map-2.6 /boot/System.map
cd //etc
vi lilo.conf #(*Add new selection, see below*)
cd //sbin
lilo
reboot
(*Login as root*)

If your using a nvidia module you need to reinstall it like.
cd nvidia #(*Whever you located your vid driver*)
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5661-pkg1.run #(*Varies for your driver*)
#Done



My lilo.conf entry:
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6
root = /dev/sda1
label = Slack_2.6.X-SMP
read-only


warning, I'm using scsi raid, so its sda1 for me.
place the proper drive for your system.

That worked great for me, so hopefully it's helpfull.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:18 AM   #8
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lol ,Thaks for the link.That is definately needed
If you liked that, here's another good slack place:

http://slackbook.org/
http://slackbook.org/html/book.html
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:00 PM   #9
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WOOHOO SUCCESS!

himem up and the machine boots and everything works

Thanks for the help to everyone who replied.Nice to have a noob friendly forum.
 
  


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