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Willem Jacobuss
7th March 2005, 09:43 PM
I just checked the config kernel file in the /boot directory and assume that specific K7 support is not activated.

CONFIG_M686=y
CONFIG_MK7 is not set

Is this a correct assumption?

I am in no particular hurry to activate this, but wld like to on the next kermel update.

Question is how to trick up2date into doing so!

Is it safe to assume up2date uses the existing kernel config file?
Can i therefore edit that config file before running up2date?

Woad_Warrior
8th March 2005, 12:45 AM
actually, the only kernels you'll be able to get through up2date, yum, and apt, are going to be compiled for a generic intel based processor. if you want a cpu specific kernel, i'm afraid you'll need to either recompile your existing one, or d/l the kernel source and compile it.

Willem Jacobuss
8th March 2005, 01:34 AM
so doesnt up2date use a config file?? Or does it create its own? If so, based on what?

One more question: if i summon up the courage to recompile, where does the source live??