[slackintosh-users] Re: kernel compile

  • From: Craig Cooper <craig.cooper@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: slackintosh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 17:10:41 +1000

OK, I believe I have the steps necessary.

This is what I have done so far...

from within xorg, and as Root user:

cd /usr/src/linux

make clean  <-- unsure if this is needed

make mrproper  <-- unsure if this is needed

make xconfig

load /boot/.config

leave all existing options - I want a kernel only for my one computer,
so I removed a lot of legacy hardware support, which was of no
interest to me...

It would be wise to add v4l and v4l2 support if you ever want to use a
webcam, I also added dvb support for USB devices (TV Tuner USB

when finished, do a save as... to /usr/src/linux/,config

exit xconfig

make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install

copy bzImage to /boot/vmlinux-newsuffix

edit /etc/yaboot.conf with the new initrd.gz and vmlinux-newsuffix name

run ybin (-s)

This is all from memory, but I am sure many people will correct me :-D


On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Craig Cooper <craig.cooper@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Ben Bauer <ben@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is there a decent step-by-step kernel compiling and yaboot update guide
>> somewhere?  On x86 slackware I just used to do
>> make dep ; make bzlilo
> I am about to recompile my kernel too, with working v4l drivers (my
> two webcams will not work with slackintosh - mounting as sound-only
> devices).
> The only difference I believe, is the final steps of editing
> yaboot.conf and updating the bootloader (with ybin -?). I will trawl
> the internets, and post here if I find anything.
> themacmeister

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