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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budoka wrote:
Does that mean there is no "stable" kernel available???

The two you have installed are from the stable branch. The next one will probably be 3.7.10-r1 or maybe 3.8.3.

You can install 3.8.4 or the prior two now with an entry in package.accept_keywords.

I would recommend getting the kernels you have now running before installing a newer version :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Budoka wrote:
Does that mean there is no "stable" kernel available???

The two you have installed are from the stable branch. The next one will probably be 3.7.10-r1 or maybe 3.8.3.

You can install 3.8.4 or the prior two now with an entry in package.accept_keywords.

I would recommend getting the kernels you have now running before installing a newer version :wink:


Thank you for your patience and help BillWho.

OK. Clearly I am missing something.

As I indicated I can successfully boot linux-3.6.11-gentoo and it has all of the selections I made in genkernel. Is it safe to assume that this config file is OK?

I copied the "good" config to linux-3.6.11-gentoo-r1 and ran make oldconfig "successfully".

But,
1) The kernel config is not keeping stuff I already indicated. I must go back and recompile with ie: the necessary cryptographic options to access Luks, and also noticed all the ACPI Power management stuff is no longer there. Once I do that...

2) I still can not boot. The behaviour is the same that I described earlier. Boot starts, prompt for Luks password, bumps me into the perpetually blinking underscore.

Really frustrated. Is it me?

Here is my X log:

[url]linux-3.6.11-gentoo[/url]

If I emerge linux-3.6.11-gentoo sources can I continue to compile the one kernel I have that works. My fear is that I will emerge those sources and all my previous setting will disappear leaving me with, now 3, unusable kernels.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:

So it dawned on me that if the kernel config selections aren't being preserved maybe the Intel Driver stuff wasn't as well. That was indeed the case so I selected in genkernel, recompiled, and now can successfully boot into inux-3.6.11-gentoo-r1.

Before I try to use the newer kernel though I would like to find out what I am doing incorrectly, or what is going on, that my kernel selections from config aren't carrying over.

I copy it over and do make oldconfig and at the very least Cryptography, ACPI, and Intel Drivers are not carried over into the new kernel. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budoka wrote:
Update:

So it dawned on me that if the kernel config selections aren't being preserved maybe the Intel Driver stuff wasn't as well. That was indeed the case so I selected in genkernel, recompiled, and now can successfully boot into inux-3.6.11-gentoo-r1.

Before I try to use the newer kernel though I would like to find out what I am doing incorrectly, or what is going on, that my kernel selections from config aren't carrying over.

I copy it over and do make oldconfig and at the very least Cryptography, ACPI, and Intel Drivers are not carried over into the new kernel. Any ideas?

I don't know what you could be doing to lose those settings. On this computer with genkernel I went from 2.6.39-gentoo to 3.9.0-rc3 without ever losing one setting.

The only thing I can suggest is again save the config file, download one from kernel seeds make oldconfig for linux-3.6.11-gentoo then copy it to linux-3.6.11-gentoo-r1 and make oldconfig then do a diff on them. Don't involve genkernel , do it manually.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillWho wrote:
Budoka wrote:
Update:

So it dawned on me that if the kernel config selections aren't being preserved maybe the Intel Driver stuff wasn't as well. That was indeed the case so I selected in genkernel, recompiled, and now can successfully boot into inux-3.6.11-gentoo-r1.

Before I try to use the newer kernel though I would like to find out what I am doing incorrectly, or what is going on, that my kernel selections from config aren't carrying over.

I copy it over and do make oldconfig and at the very least Cryptography, ACPI, and Intel Drivers are not carried over into the new kernel. Any ideas?

I don't know what you could be doing to lose those settings. On this computer with genkernel I went from 2.6.39-gentoo to 3.9.0-rc3 without ever losing one setting.

The only thing I can suggest is again save the config file, download one from kernel seeds make oldconfig for linux-3.6.11-gentoo then copy it to linux-3.6.11-gentoo-r1 and make oldconfig then do a diff on them. Don't involve genkernel , do it manually.


Can you clarify one thing for me?

I am running
Quote:
make oldconfig
from
Quote:
/usr/src/linux
right? Not from
Quote:
/usr/src/linux-3.xx


I am now able to successfully compile and boot new kernels but that is because I know what settings I am losing along the way and recompile. When I grabbed a config file from kernel-seeds and copy it to the new src folder and run genkernel it throws a "can't copy config file" error. When I look in the directory it renames the .config file to a .bak thus leaving no .config in the dir. This is reproducible every time. I am just not sure if it is because of a mistake I am making or if it is a bug?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budoka wrote:
Can you clarify one thing for me?

I am running
Quote:
make oldconfig
from
Quote:
/usr/src/linux
right? Not from
Quote:
/usr/src/linux-3.xx


I am now able to successfully compile and boot new kernels but that is because I know what settings I am losing along the way and recompile. When I grabbed a config file from kernel-seeds and copy it to the new src folder and run genkernel it throws a "can't copy config file" error. When I look in the directory it renames the .config file to a .bak thus leaving no .config in the dir. This is reproducible every time. I am just not sure if it is because of a mistake I am making or if it is a bug?

Yes. cd /usr/src/linux is correct.

I can't explain the genkernel "can't copy config file" error. But, I asked you to do oldconfig manually in both folders then a diff in order to eliminate the source of your problem. Did you try that :?:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillWho wrote:
Budoka wrote:
Can you clarify one thing for me?

I am running
Quote:
make oldconfig
from
Quote:
/usr/src/linux
right? Not from
Quote:
/usr/src/linux-3.xx


I am now able to successfully compile and boot new kernels but that is because I know what settings I am losing along the way and recompile. When I grabbed a config file from kernel-seeds and copy it to the new src folder and run genkernel it throws a "can't copy config file" error. When I look in the directory it renames the .config file to a .bak thus leaving no .config in the dir. This is reproducible every time. I am just not sure if it is because of a mistake I am making or if it is a bug?

Yes. cd /usr/src/linux is correct.

I can't explain the genkernel "can't copy config file" error. But, I asked you to do oldconfig manually in both folders then a diff in order to eliminate the source of your problem. Did you try that :?:


Thanks for the clarification. I did miss the doing it manually instruct. I'll try it but have never done one before so need to learn how to do so first. Until now I have only used genkernel.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Budoka wrote:
Thanks for the clarification. I did miss the doing it manually instruct. I'll try it but have never done one before so need to learn how to do so first. Until now I have only used genkernel.

It's very simple, you just type make oldconfig :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillWho wrote:
Budoka wrote:
Thanks for the clarification. I did miss the doing it manually instruct. I'll try it but have never done one before so need to learn how to do so first. Until now I have only used genkernel.

It's very simple, you just type make oldconfig :wink:


Ah! In that case, Yes, I was doing it manually.
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