Install Guide: Install a Kernel
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Funtoo Linux stage3's include a pre-built
debian-sources-lts kernel to make installation faster and easier. To see what kernel version is pre-installed, type:
(chroot) # emerge -s debian-sources-lts Searching... [ Results for search key : debian-sources-lts ] [ Applications found : 1 ] * sys-kernel/debian-sources Latest version available: 4.9.130 Latest version installed: 4.9.130 Size of files: 95,022 kB Homepage: https://packages.debian.org/stable/kernel/linux-image-4.9.0-6-amd64 Description: Debian Sources (and optional binary kernel) License: GPL-2
At this point it is wise to emerge the latest
sys-kernel/linux-firmware package, because various drivers rely on firmware blobs and instructions. Hardware like Wi-Fi cards, graphic cards, network cards, and others will not work properly or at all if firmware not present.
NVIDIA card users: the
binary USE flag installs the Nouveau drivers which cannot be loaded at the same time as the proprietary drivers, and cannot be unloaded at runtime because of KMS. You need to blacklist it under
/etc/modprobe.d/. If you're planning to use NVIDIA's drivers, see the NVIDIA Linux Display Drivers page for blacklisting information.