Re: Thecus 2100, extremly slow r8169
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
* John Winters <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2007-12-28 10:59]:
As a side issue, are there any special things to be aware of in
compiling your own kernels for the Thecus? So far I've used just
stock Debian kernels and although I've done a couple of test
compiles of my own to test the new RAM (takes about 6.5 hours to
build a standard Debian kernel) I haven't dared install one in case
I do it wrong and render the box un-bootable. Are there any special
gotchas for the Thecus 2100?
Not really, as long as you start with a Debian kernel config.
The big question, however, is why you want to recompile the kernel.
Well, you suggested trying 2.6.23. AFAICS, the latest kernel in the
Debian tree is 2.6.22 so presumably in order to try 2.6.23 you'd need to
If I want to try 2.6.22 can I just grab the pre-built kernel from Lenny
and install that on an Etch system?
If any modules are missing in the Debian kernel, please let me know and
I'll activate them.
I'm hoping there will shortly be a module available for the new Freecom
DVB-T USB stick. There's been talk about it on the relevant lists
although it doesn't seem to have appeared yet. When it does, I expect
I'll have to do my own compile in order to get it working.