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brent_weaver
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:49 pm    Post subject: Booting different kernels [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I installed the new kernel and compiled it and all that. I know how to add it to grub etc... My question is about the symbolic link /usr/src/linux. How is that dealt with since some programs need to have the path to the kernel source when compiling. Should I even care?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brent_weaver,

The only things that need the /usr/src/linux symbolic link are third party out of kernel modules.
Everything else will use the headers from the kernel-headers package.

Third party kernel modules are provided by the binary blob video drivers (ati and nvidia), dmraid (for fakeraid) and a lot of wireless card drivers.
Thats not an exhaustive list, if you don't use any of them and nothing is broken when you don't reset the symlink and rebuild things, you don't care.

You can fix the link by hand or use
Code:
eselect kernel

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