Could someone give a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this, for someone with no more than a basic understanding of navigating the OS?
I'd like to include architecture specific flags instead of the generic i686 ones if possible.
So far, my tests have revealed that Arch Linux runs faster than Debian several media apps. I initially thought this was due to the i686 optimization of Arch, but other mentioned it could simply be a kernel timer issue.
I know for a fact the differences aren't due to bloat, and I've installed both OSes from minimal install means. Only the absolutely needed dependencies have been installed.
Trying to compile the 22.214.171.124 kernel. Its not the first kernel I've compiled, but I've run into a problem I've not come accross before.
While compiling I get this error.
Looks like the headers sys/eventfd.h and linux/virtio_rng.h haven't been selected in my .config file. I just copied my old config from the last kernel I built. This was a while ago (2.6.30), but I thought I'd give it a go anyway.
what config option they are under or what I can do to get rid of this error?
I am using the Debian stock kernel. I want a minimal kernel that works on my Pentium 4, 1GB DDR RAM machine. What do I have do to get a less resource hungry OS. Is there already a minimal kernel binary available?
I would like to compile a custom xen dom0 kernel. I installed a Debian Squeeze with precompiled xen kernel, and it works fine, but i would like to compile a custom dom0 kernel from source. I tried install kernel source apt-get source linux-2.6 how can I patch this kernel source with xen? but i alway see only the domU kernel params.
I've compiled 2.6.35 for my eeepc, but I have noticed that resulting .deb file is 30mb large. After investigating i saw that modules (and maybe kernel) are compiled with debugging symbols enabled.I've checked my lenny router and modules there are without debugging symbols.So stock 2.6.26 from lenny comes without debugging symbols and linux-image .deb file is around 20mb.Stock 2.6.32-5-686 from squeeze comes with debugging symbols enabled - linux-image .deb here is 26mb. (I have used 2.6.32's .config file to build my kernel, then i did make oldconfig.)I guess this is what increase my kernel size, but how to disable it?Or maybe enable stripping of debugging symbols.
This may sound ridiculous, but after installing Debian 5 (from CD 1) in my laptop, ASUS UL80VT, it fails to detect the Ethernet device. The device is "Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Ethernet Controller". I guess the problem comes with the old kernel of version 5. I was intending to compile the latest kernel anyway. But the problem is is there any heads up i need to download the kernel and trying to compile it? Is there anyone who uses Debian on UL80VT. If there is, does it works okay?In short I want to compile the latest kernel, hoping it will fix the Ethernet device. There are installers available with the latest kernel. But I want to do it on my own.
When I only change a driver file manually, for example /newkernel/linux-source-.6.32/drivers/gpu/drm/i915_drv.h, do I need to run "make config" or similar like "make menuconfig" or can I just skip? I mean these steps:
I'm currently using FC 9 - 2.6.27 x86_64. (In my Hp - nx6320 laptop with- Intel centrino Duo processor). I have downloaded linux-126.96.36.199. How do I install this with i386/i686 configuration set. All that I want is a 32 bit - linux-2.6.30, because NCTUns 5.0 works only with the 32-bit kernel. I have tried following:
Code: make ARCH=i386 menuconfig After this, I see the architecture set to "X86_32 = Y" in the .config file. But later, after I run
Code: make bzImage The configuration restarts asking to select Y/N for various packages and modules. I have no much idea on what to select and what not to, in order to retain X86_32 set. I end up with the new .config file with contents as below after the make bzImage command.
Code: #X86_32 is not set X86_64 = y Again it is going to be built as a X86_64 bit kernel.
How to install the kernel as 32-bit along with the existing FC-9 64 bit kernel.
Recently I was forced to "downgrade" my AMD64 Squeeze installation to 32 bit Squeeze. The installation was (obviously) made from scratch. Everything else seems to be working fine, but there is only one cpu core out of four detected. On AMD64 kernel all four cores were functional. Now what?
$ uname -srv Linux 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Mon Jun 13 04:13:06 UTC 2011 $ cat /etc/debian_version 6.0.2 $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
I'm trying to cross compile the GNU make for Alpha Architecture on my i686 PC and the GNU make i compiled would be placed in my virtual hard disk which is a Alpha based linux simulated system. My question is now , I'm able to cross compile the GNU make on my i686 real PC machine , but when i let the make program run in my virtual machine , it pops out the error ..
make: /lib/libc.so.6.1: version `GLIBC_2.4' not found (required by make)
After that, I try another alternative , and I read through the file "INSTALL" on the GNU make directory that I downloaded from the internet . In this case , I downloaded make-3.81. On the sub section "Compiling For Multiple Architectures" It says that
"You can compile the package for more than one kind of computer at the same time, by placing the object files for each architecture in their own directory. To do this, you must use a version of `make' that supports the `VPATH' variable, such as GNU `make'. `cd' to the directory where you want the object files and executables to go and run the `configure' script.`configure' automatically checks for the source code in the directory that `configure' is in and in `..'. If you have to use a `make' that does not support the `VPATH' variable, you have to compile the package for one architecture at a time in the source code directory. After you have installed the package for one architecture, use `make distclean' before reconfiguring for another architecture." And I do not understand the line "by placing the object files for each architecture in their own directory" . What object files that I should put ?
I'm fairly new to linux Red Hat. We are running Rhel 3 on our VM's. We ran into a issue, (Bug 121801 - athlon-smp kernel does not support >4GB of RAM. what the stepos are to upgrade the existing kernel to the new i686? .
I'm trying to compile the 2.6.38 kernel (from the Wheezy sources) on my Squeeze laptop and get the following error: "dpkg-buildpackage: error: debian/rules build gave error exit status 2" After doing apt-get build-dep linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 and apt-get source linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 I did dpkg-buildpackeg and here is what happened:
why it is that when I download the sendmail debian source package for etch and build it using dpkg-buildpackage -b -nc I get a 645543 byte sendmail executable whereas when I download the sendmail binary that is 703292 bytes.
So I am new to linux and i upgraded my kernel to 4.3.3 and to add the bfq patch. When i enter the command make install I get the following Code:
Select allupdate-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.3.3 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8107e-1.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-2.fw for module r8169 W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168h-1.fw for module r8169
I am not new to Debian and used to use commands like "apt-get install <package>", "apt-get update", "apt-get upgrade" and "apt-cache search <string>" regularly. But I never understood those Debian programs and the Debian package system with it's numerous programs and way to install things and work on software and configurations. Now, I just wanted to do something that I thought to be really easy. Get the source of an existing package. And despite spending over 3 hours - including reading the man-pages of commands - I cannot find a way!
I already don't understand why I have two such packages installed. I would like to download the source of my kernel: apt-get source linux-image-2.6.26-2-openvz-amd64. This downloaded linux-2.6_2.6.26-21lenny4.dsc, linux-2.6_2.6.26.orig.tar.gz and linux-2.6_2.6.26-21lenny4.diff.gz
Then, I wanted to patch this - having found no explanation, I did: cd linux patch < ../linux-2.6_2.6.26-21lenny4.diff
That seemed to patch the kernel. But I am not sure - there are new files like this now_ [...] Only in linux-2.6-2.6.26: xenctrl-capabilities.patch Only in linux-2.6-2.6.26: xenctrl.patch Only in linux-2.6-2.6.26: xenctrl-privcmd.patch [...]
So, how can download the complete Debian kernel source? And what do I need to be able to compile it? And - HOW to just list all available sources and search in them?!? I found lots of webpages where tools like "make-kpkg" are used, which I do not understand again. Under SuSE, I could just select the package from a list, say "make oldconfig install modules modules_install" and be ready. Under Debian, I just find no way ...
I recently installed debian squeeze 32bit on a second partition of my amd athlon 64 X2 dual core machine.Currently it is using linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-686 kernel.But linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-amd64 is available.on the repository.Is it a 64bit kernel or 32bit kernel optimized for amd64 architecture?
I am using DEBIAN 6.0 and I wannna update my kernel from 2.6.32 to 2.6.38. Every time, I do it but after the installation & rebooting into the new kernel it gives me error "UNABLE TO BOOT INTO THE KERNEL".
I have a problem with my custom kernel when I want to create the Nvidia kernel module.After this finished I installed the image and headers and created the Nvidia kernel module. Everything worked fine.However, if I remove the linux-source from my home directory then I can't create the kernel module.Even though I have the headers for the kernel installed.
I have a set of vm's with stable, testing, and sid to keep track of how things are going. When I did an apt-get dist-upgrade with squeeze last week, things seemed to OK (350 package updates) until the end. It didn't seem to like and / or was confused by a kernel dependency.
I am not too concerned yet. Because these are in vm's, I do a snapshot before any significant change. I can futz around with impunity because I have that backup.
I re-booted, and tried the apt-get dist-upgrade again with same results. I think I also tried apt-get -f install.
So I reverted to the snapshot, and will simply try again in the future. I recall that with lenny as testing, the font-desktop was really screwed up for about a period of 6 weeks.
However, just in case someone else runs into this:
1) a re-boot worked, but the failure of apt-get made me nervous enough to revert.
2) waiting for corrections has seemed to work in the past (with a single exception with a 4-disk SCSI software RAID10 update that failed to re-boot lenny successfully after what seemed to be a minor update -- that was on a real system, not a vm. I haven't gotten back to look at that.)
I have Opensuse 11.3 with kernel 188.8.131.52-0.1-default i686 and use KDE4-4.5.1 from the new OpenSuse repo. My system sometimes freezes while using Firefox or Chrome and also sometimes playing with Kpatience or browsing images with Gwenview.
My video card is an old Sapphire Radeon working with radeon module and desktop effects are off. The only way to bring up the system is hard resetting. I tried also the desktop kernel with no difference.
I just upgraded my box to ubuntu 10.4 from 8.04, as usual fast and without complications.I want to use the i386 kernel instead of the i686 (2.6.32-24) with aptitude and synaptics I have downloaded and installed but when I restart it jumps directly to gdm, no grub to choose, I also try to unistall the i686 version trough synaptics, as I did in previous versions , but I couldnt find any linux-i686 entry
Forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong forum, first time poster with Fedora. I have been using Linux for some time now, mostly Mint, but Fedora 12 @ work. Anyway, I receive the following error in my /var/log/boot.log:
Code: nvidia.ko for kernel 184.108.40.206-70.fc12.i686 was not found and the driver does not load (My xorg.conf file is not loaded), but once I am at a