I used make-kpkg to build the 3.0.0 source debian wheezy on a dual 3.4GHz Xeon/L1-16k/L2-1mb/800Mhz bus with 4GB PC2-3200 ECC ram and Ultra 320 SCSI, using CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=4 (2 hyperthreading cpus=4 cores). The build was slower than molasses in January! Top reported cpu usage total between 10% and 25%. Why won't the build use the amount of machine it has available. One footnote: I wasn't using swap space. It literally took over an hour to build the deb kernel package.
My notebook from 2003 is at least three times faster building the 3.0.0 debian kernel source. Is it possible that this might cause improvement: make -j4 KDEB_PKGVERSION=version deb-pkg
Could amd64 vs. i386 have some influence? Could the small processor caches on the XEON cpus have an effect. The 64-bit machine absolutely flies doing everything else. I'm miffed! I've used debian since woody, although I am not an expert, but I'm no slouch!
My new laptop works out of the box except for the video and the ethernet. For this, I have to use a later kernel than the Debian kernel (debian squeeze is currently 2.6.32). Upgrading to the new kernel (without moving to the testing dist itself) was pretty easy. I just installed linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 and linux-base from the testing distribution by manually downloading and using dpkg. After that, ethernet and video started working.
However, my virtualbox installation no longer works because the drivers do not match the kernel. I am used to this; whenever debian upgrades the kernel on me, I have to run "/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup". This rebuilds the drivers. This failed for me, however, because it could not find the headers. So, I installed some more packages:
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 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've a problem running jessie on a XEN supervisor; my running kernel and the installed kernel image differ, because the host system forces the kernel at boot time. Current loaded kernel is
Code: Select all$ uname -r 3.18.12
But I'm not able to install this version from the standard repository.
Code: Select all# apt-cache search linux-image linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64 - Header-Dateien für Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 - Linux 3.16 für 64-Bit-PCs linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64-dbg - Debugging symbols for Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-image-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package) linux-image-amd64-dbg - Debugging symbols for Linux amd64 configuration (meta-package) nvidia-kernel-3.16.0-4-amd64 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-image-2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 - Linux 2.6.32 for 64-bit PCs, Xen dom0 support
Now I'm facing issues loading kernel modules for iptables, because the module path does not exist. Is there an easy way to install a proper kernel image from the standard repositories?
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 thread describes how to build a 2.6.34 kernel with load-balancing to cut down the number of load balancing wakeups. Running powertop on my amd64 PC shows that this kernel cuts down the number of wakeups by around 30%.
1. Open a gnome-terminal and get root privileges:
2. Install required packages for building the kernel:
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:
When I build the kernel 2.6.30 source, the rpm package is very big and needed or root filesystem 800-900 Mb. I use "make rpm" as described in Configure, Build and Install a Custom Linux Kernel - openSUSE.
I am trying to build a custom kernel but I couldn't. Here are the steps to reproduce it: 1. Set Up an RPM Build Environment as its is explained in [URL] 2. Then follow the instructions in [URL] 3. When I try to install the kernel source rpm I get the following error:
[matias@Centos ~]$ rpm -i [URL warning: user mockbuild does not exist - using root warning: group mockbuild does not exist - using root . . . warning: user mockbuild does not exist - using root warning: group mockbuild does not exist - using root error: unpacking of archive failed on file /home/matias/rpmbuild/SOURCES/linux-2.6.18.tar.bz2;4ba24901: cpio: read
I recently started having this odd behaviour while using and loading cpufrequtils on boot, I don't know if it is happening to someone else.During boot I'm getting( when /etc/init.d/cpufrequtils invokes /etc/init.d/loadcpufreq to load the proper module):
Loading cpufreq kernel modules...FATAL: Error inserting speedstep_centrino (/lib/modules/3.0.0-1-amd64/kernel/drivers/cpufreq/speedstep-centrino.ko): No such device FATAL: Error inserting pcc_cpufreq (/lib/modules/3.0.0-1-amd64/kernel/drivers/cpufreq/pcc-cpufreq.ko): No such device
Intel Core i7-5500U with Intel HD Graphics.So I updated to the backports kernel and backports intel xorg drivers and I have the weirdest thing.Everything is stuttery even cinnamon desktop effects are no longer smooth. If I boot back to 3.16, everything is butter (except the screen corruption). Even my favorite wine game dropped 25% in fps.
I remember that on windows, if the cpu is too slow (pstate_min_speed), graphics is also stuttery. However, increasing /sys/devices/system/cpu /intel_ pstate/min_perf_pct even to 100% didn't do the trick. I suspect, that this measure is causing it: URL....
how to increase the performance again? I just found out, after running glxgears (with about 40 fps), that xrandr shows an available framerate of 40fps
xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767 eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 293mm x 165mm 1920x1080 60.00*+ 59.93 40.00
I guess that's what makes it feel slow. Do you know how to get that back up to 60 (fixed)? It seems like the screen refresh rate set in xrandr has no effect on the problem. When I boot, glxgears runs with 60 fps and everything is fine. After a while, it drops to 40 and the whole desktop keeps stuttering. if I change the resolution with xrandr and then change it back, it goes to 60 again for a while
I'm new to linux and recently installed openSUSE 11.1 on my Lenovo Thinkpad SL500. So far it's great... only problem is the hotkeys and brightness control don't work. Digging around online I found this "experimental" driver that purportedly works fine, but I have no idea how to compile, install, or otherwise use it. Here... tetromino's lenovo-sl-laptop at master - GitHub I'm not sure what to do with the makefile and C file provided. For example, what do I do with this instruction...
"To enable the brightness control, load the module with the "control_backlight=1" module parameter (i.e. insmod lenovo-sl-laptop.ko control_backlight=1 )" I know someone on here will be able to explain how to do this in a "computer engineering for chemists" language! I'm comfortable enough working in the terminal with commands, but have found no real straightforward explanation of how to do so (only "programming" experience is MATLAB m file writing).
I just rebuild the kernel for slackware 13, everything works, but root file system which is ext3 is mounted as ext2. Normally I've build ext3, ext4 and so on as modules, not in the kernel... but if I do this, then the kernel mounts the file system as ext2, which is build in the kernel. I also modified rc.modules so I can make sure that ext3,ext4,jbd are loaded, but it doesnt work.
I followed The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny on howtoforge website. (Just changed some instructions to fit Sqeeze) * I did not install Control Panel, just software like LAMPP & Mail Servers - SMTP(SSL+AUTH) + POP(SSL) + IMAP(SSL).When I installed PHP it installed it with Suhosin Patch, but that patch was giving me a headache with some web scripts that I write for myself. So I decided to compile it for myself. Here is how I done it:
I tried to compile an x86 linux kernel from amd64 machine. It is giving errors even after installing "gcc-multilib" But I wonder, it should be simply doable becuase "gcc -m32" creates 32 bit binary . I would prefer to compile it natively on x86_64 rather than creating an exclusive x86 chroot for that. Has anyone tried this on native x86_64?
I have not been using my lenny 2.6.26-2-amd64 for about a month or more.I booted it today, and there were over 30 updates available, inculding some kernel header updates I installed all these updates and rebooted.Well, there are 2 new entries to grub menu:Linux 2.6.32-bpo-3-amd64Linux 2.6.32-bpo-2-amd64 (single user or recovery)in addition to my old kernels.So, I chose the bpo-3 entry, but it just sits there.I have to chose the kernel before the update. Is there something wrong with the update? dit: I just found out that synaptic manager does not show 2.6.32-bpo-3-amd64 at all as being installed.In fact, it is not in the header list nor the image list.
I encounter a problem with the pakage cdcd : cdcd sees my CD, for example the command "track" gives the list of the tracks but with the command "play" there is no sound. I encounter the same problem with the packages cdtool, workbone, orpheus, ...
If I use the kernel 2.6.30-bpo.1-amd64 cdcd works like a charm.
why "cdcd" does not work with the kernel 2.6.32-4-amd64 ?
Is there a way to make it work with the kernel 2.6.32-4-amd64 ?
My sound card works fine because sound-juicer and vlc read my CD correctly
I'm building an i7 based machine and I've been looking at kernel optimizations for it. One kernel option that I'm sketchy on and haven't been able to find a good resource for is for MAXIMUM NUMA NODES. The default is 6, but I'm not sure if this is best for my particular hardware or not and I'm not exactly sure what this is all about.
Go to "/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/e1000e/" and delete the e1000e.ko-file
Then download [URL]
Take the newly downloaded e1000e.ko-file and move it to "/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/e1000e/"
And finally load the module with either: "# modprobe e1000e" or "# insmod e1000e".
You should now have a working ethernet connection.
If connection is lost on system restart try rmmod e1000e; modprobe e1000e
I've for the first time installed linux (debian) to my computer. And I have a problem with ethernet that I can't solve.
I have a Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard with built in ethernet card, I cant find any drivers for linux, I've tried google, Asus support page etc, but can't anything that says it will work with my computer, just a alot of windows drivers.
where I can find the drivers? Or if there's another way to solve the problem. When installing Debian i could choose between different drivers but no one worked, I've also tried with my motherboard CD but there was just windows drivers...
I'm always getting a blank console screen after booting a 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 kernel in squeeze. I still can read the line "Loading, please wait ..." in the display for a second - then it's completely black until X windows is starting. When I try switching from the X console to another virtual console (by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 e. g.), the complete system freezes. I have to hard reboot then.When I boot the previous 2.6.32-3-amd64 kernel instead, everything is fine as expected, though.There's a line "GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x16@60" in /etc/default/grub as well as a line "set gfxpayload=keep" in /etc/grub.d/00_header. So the problem might be framebuffer related in any way. Any ideas what could be tried?The system is a Latitude E6500 with a Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
I ran across something while installing amd64-kernel.I did so cause i wanted to test hadrets xfce-4.8 repo.viewtopic.php?f=16&t=58733#p341988It boots very fast.I usually don't care about such things, cause i am very happy how it is, but i wanted to check if it is a feeling, or for real.I followed gnududes how-to use bootchart:viewtopic.php?f=16&t=38869So, that was the long story, here comes the short version:On i368, but a full installation with all kind of stuff, it takes 20 seconds to boot.On amd64, with only a few basic packages, it takes 8 seconds.Is the fast boot time due to 64, or is it due to the little amount of apps?(that was my question for this thread, in case no one realized).
I wanted to know which is the best firewall application for my debian squeeze amd64 home desktop. I prefer a simple interface yet powerful enough. After googling I found two options - gufw & firestarter. I am not sure which one to choose between these two.
Installed 6.01a from DVD 1 on a system with 4GB ram. Installer installed amd64 version by default. When I try to install amd64.deb files I get "wrong architecture" error messages from the package manager. root@Laptop-RalphDeb:/home/ralphq# uname -r 2.6.32-5-amd64 root@Laptop-RalphDeb:/home/ralphq# uname -p unknown Why I can install amd64 programs and why I get unknown for the uname -p command?