[nSLUG] Kernel compile advice sought

Eugene Cormier eugene.cormier at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 08:26:56 ADT 2014

Ben, I have no idea about slackware, but I'm on Gentoo where there 'is
no default' kernel.... so I just assume that every distro that provides
pre-made kernels 'should', responsibly, provide that option


On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 08:19:40AM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> 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
> distributions.
> Ben
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