[nSLUG] Kernel compile advice sought

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Thu Sep 25 08:19:40 ADT 2014

On 25/09/14 08:10 AM, Eugene Cormier wrote:
> Mike, there should be a .config file that is used for your distro
> (slackware) and if you can find it, very often you can get it simply by
> running:
> zcat /proc/config.gz > /usr/src/linux/.config
> (remember to change /usr/src/linux/ to the path where your new kernel
> is)
> from that point you can run make oldconfig, but I often just 'make
> menuconfig' and then save

That depends on a kernel option that may not be enabled by default,
though you seem to have some knowledge about Slackware and I have none,
so you may be right in this particular case. In general, what Mike
proposed (copying the kernel config from boot) should work across all


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