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== Additional Kernel Resources ==
 
  
=== /etc/conf.d/modules ===
 
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>
 
With Funtoo, define module arguments as follows:
 
 
<pre>
 
module_module-name_args_2_6=&quot;module arg=value&quot;
 
</pre>
 
 
=== Other resources of interest related to compiling kernels: ===
 
 
* [[Genkernel Quick Start Tutorial]]
 
* Build your own [[Kernel]] on funtoo with dracut or better-initramfs
 
* [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/kernel-config.xml The Gentoo Linux Kernel Configuration Guide]
 
* [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/kernelbuilding.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.'''
 
 
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.
 
 
[[Category:Kernel]]
 

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