Re: Starting fresh on my Toshiba A105-S2101 and want a custom kernel
Preston Boyington <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> After happily using my laptop for the last couple years I've decided
> to streamline it a good bit. My hard disk that contains the existing
> Debian Sid install has been replaced with a clean drive.
> I believe I could get some speed with a custom kernel
That is extremely unlikely. Is there any particular reason you believe
that a custom kernel would be faster?
> and would like to know how much trouble it will be to create one for
> this laptop.
Use the `kernel-package' tools to build an appropriate Debian package
from the upstream kernel. As to how much trouble ... that really
depends on how much configuration you want, and how much you enjoy
supporting your own kernel bugs.
> Is anyone running one on their (similar) system?
No, because the added cost is not worth it, especially considering there
is pretty much zero benefit to a custom kernel for "performance" reasons.
> After I get the kernel compiled, can I just apt-pin it to keep it from
> getting upgraded later? Examples?
Using the `kernel-package' tools, which are well documented, none of
this is an issue any more than the current Debian kernels are.