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Posted: 21. Jun 2012, 18:57
Somewhere in this forum i read that one of the devs, Thenktor or Shador, (i'm not familiar with the names) had compiled the new linux kernel. (2.6 -> 3.x) From the answers in the thread, it looked like a lot of people know how to achieve this.
Is it possible for somebody to write a howto explaining (as if we were a 6-yr-old) how to install a new kernel or upgrade the kernel; this would be great for users with new laptops, etc.
I must confess i have selfish reasons: i'm planning on getting a new laptop
Re: New kernel
Posted: 21. Jun 2012, 20:04
The instructions in there aren't really sketchy and therefor not exactly short either (http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3562
). I don't see how they should be even more detailed while still coming as a readable amount. I do assume that you know how to edit files and how to install packages. And to read of course.
If there's something specific you don't understand feel free to ask for clarification otherwise.
Actually not much is required anyway after adding the repository to /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc. For most users this should work:
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slapt-get -i kernel-huge-recent-smp kernel-modules-recent-smp kernel-firmware kernel-headers kernel-source-recent
lilo -c -v
kernel-huge-recent and kernel-modules-recent are needed instead for 64Bit. Also have a look at the hints.
Those short instructions give no understanding of what's going on though and thus could easily create problems if you were not "most users".
I just beautified that other post with the kernel packages a bit but the content didn't really change.
Re: New kernel
Posted: 21. Jun 2012, 21:07