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craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Jun 30 01:29:15 UTC 2008
On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 18:20 -0700, stan wrote:
> Tom Horsley wrote:
> > On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 15:05:45 -0700
> > stan <goedigi89__e at cox.net> wrote:
> >> I downloaded and recompiled the kernel source RPM for the 184.108.40.206-55
> >> kernel.
> > I have noted in the past that the fedora kernels statically link the
> > things like the usbhid module, perhaps your new kernel didn't do that.
> > Possibly you should check the kernel config of the custom kernel you
> > built against the fedora config (which should be in /boot along with
> > the kernel and initrd). You probably only want them to be different
> > in the one place where you added support for your dvd drive.
> Thanks. You gave me the clue with the usbhid. That rang a bell. I
> went back into the .config and found I'd got rid of it. It is
> recompiling now and should work just fine.
> Actually, I wan't to get rid of the functionality that has to be in
> generic kernels, but that I don't need. Amateur radio, ISA support,
> etc. I'll eventually end up with a configuration file that I can apply
> to all future kernels so that I can keep my kernel lean and mean.
> For anyone interested, I followed the instructions (mostly) at
> http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_fedora and though they were
> written for Fedora 6 they worked just fine for Fedora 9. The only thing
> that was really different was that instead of copying the rpmbuild
> structure from /usr/src/redhat it can now be installed with a script,
I think that ISA support has been disabled from Fedora kernels for quite
some time. I don't know about amateur radio support.
Nothing wrong with compiling your own kernels since the Fedora kernels
are indeed compiled with many options to be universal and probably not
needed (until you need them).
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