Re: how are you kids compiling kernels these days?
On Wed, 30 May 2012 22:43:21 -0500, Paul Johnson wrote:
> I've not built LInux kernels since, well, 1999, when I ran RedHat linux
> (before EL existed). I've compiled separate modules for the touchpad
> many times lately, but never a whole kernel. And never on a Debian
> Now I've got a laptop with an Intel Centrino Ultimate 6300 wireless
> device and it has been very unstable when joining wireless networks. I
> complained about it in the intel wireless support page and today a
> technician answered me back with a kernel patch.
> This is a pretty serious request, I'm willing to try, but I wish
> somebody who has done this recently would share the experience.
What I do is getting the kernel source from Debian (or upstream
www.kernel.org) and then apply the patches ("patch -p1 < file.patch"),
then run make to build the modules ("make /net/wireless/") or if that
fails, you can compile the full kernel with a minimal set of modules by
using "localmodconfig" to generate the .config file.
> I found this:
I used to follow this one:
Although it needs some tweaks but basically works pretty well.
> its about rebuilding kernels in the 2.6 era. Are there problems in
> translating this to 3.2? I can't even get out of the starting gate. How
> to apt-get the kernel source?
> I'm running Debian testing.
> How to get the kernel source?
You can also grab it manually: