Additional Kernel Resources
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 Additional Kernel Resources
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:
- Genkernel Quick Start Tutorial
- Build your own Kernel on funtoo with dracut or better-initramfs
- The Gentoo Linux Kernel Configuration Guide
- How to configure Kernel Modesetting aka KMS (The Gentoo X Server Configuration HOWTO)
- 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 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:
- 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.