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== Additional Kernel Resources ==
 
== Additional Kernel Resources ==
  
==== /etc/conf.d/modules ====
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=== /etc/conf.d/modules ===
With Funtoo, OpenRC loads modules from <tt>/etc/conf.d/modules</tt> using the line:
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With Funtoo, OpenRC loads modules from <code>/etc/conf.d/modules</code> using the line:
  
<pre>modules_2_6=&quot;list of modules&quot;</pre>
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<pre>
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modules_2_6=&quot;list of modules&quot;
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</pre>
 
With Funtoo, define module arguments as follows:
 
With Funtoo, define module arguments as follows:
  
<pre>module_module-name_args_2_6=&quot;module arg=value&quot;</pre>
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<pre>
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module_module-name_args_2_6=&quot;module arg=value&quot;
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</pre>
  
==== Other resources of interest related to compiling kernels: ====
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=== Other resources of interest related to compiling kernels: ===
  
 
* [[Genkernel Quick Start Tutorial]]
 
* [[Genkernel Quick Start Tutorial]]
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* [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml#doc_chap2 How to configure Kernel Modesetting aka KMS (The Gentoo X Server Configuration HOWTO)]
 
* [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml#doc_chap2 How to configure Kernel Modesetting aka KMS (The Gentoo X Server Configuration HOWTO)]
 
* [http://swift.siphos.be/linux_sea/ch07.html Linux Sea] by Sven Vermeulen has a nice kernel configuration section
 
* [http://swift.siphos.be/linux_sea/ch07.html Linux Sea] by Sven Vermeulen has a nice kernel configuration section
* Pappy McFae offers kernel seeds to help get you started. Visit his website at [http://kernel-seeds.org/ kernel-seeds.org] for more info.
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* '''Pappy McFae offers kernel seeds to help get you started. Visit his website at [http://kernel-seeds.org/ kernel-seeds.org] for more info.'''
  
 
If you prefer to manually configure and compile a kernel from source code directly, keep these things in mind:
 
If you prefer to manually configure and compile a kernel from source code directly, keep these things in mind:

Latest revision as of 03:51, February 5, 2014

Additional Kernel Resources

/etc/conf.d/modules

With Funtoo, OpenRC loads modules from /etc/conf.d/modules using the line:

modules_2_6="list of modules"

With Funtoo, define module arguments as follows:

module_module-name_args_2_6="module arg=value"

Other resources of interest related to compiling kernels:

If you prefer to manually configure and compile a kernel from source code directly, keep these things in mind:

  • You are touching the very low level aspects of a system, it is absolutely normal to have difficulties in properly setting up a kernel (in fact, configuring a Linux Kernel could be considered a bit of an art)
  • Take your time to investigate, it is a great occasion to Google a bit for some unknown notions (e.g. What is an I2C bus ? Hey, what is token ring ? What is a kernel module?).
  • When your first kernel configuration is done, you can reuse it as a basis of configuration
  • In case of doubt, keep the suggested defaults
  • If you want your system to boot, and your are not using an initrd, you'll need to build all boot-related filesystems and drivers into the kernel directly rather than as modules.