[ILUG] kernel compilation in SuSE 10.x.
pete at yerma.org
Wed Aug 15 17:28:04 IST 2007
On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 04:53:29PM +0100, Darragh Ó Héiligh wrote:
> All I really have to do is add a few modules to the kernel to make an
> application called speakup run. Unfortunately it only runs in kernel
Its often possible to compile modules against the running kernel without
having to recompile the kernel. Debian has something called
module-assistant which helps automate the process, but in the absence of
that, you should just need a copy of the source (or perhaps headers)
matching your running kernel, make sure the version of gcc you're running
matches the one that originally compiled your kernel (cat /proc/version)
then compile away.
Obviously, theres lots of ways this wouldnt work, but its often worth a
try rather than recompiling the whole kernel, which is so 90's...
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