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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:17 pm    Post subject: broadcom-sta and new kernels Reply with quote

I've previously had a machine with a wifi card thats in the kernel tree - which is nice everything just works automagically(tm)

I'm a little concerned as my new machine has no ethernet and an out of tree wireless card...

So what's gonna happen when it comes time to compile a new kernel ?

do I have to re-emerge broadcom-sta after eselect-ing the new kernel ? or does this just happen automatically?

I have an intel card I can drop in - but it doesn't look like there are standard mounting posts.... https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/GBE3TwmkmSQAeVyc.medium
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Wifi
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charles17 wrote:
See https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Wifi
did you even read my post ? (properly)

I see nothing there about how a NEW kernel is handled...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I see nothing there about how a NEW kernel is handled...

It's the same as you did with your present kernel. If something needs to be installed into the kernel, then /usr/src/linux -> needs to point to the correct kernel.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i do need to re-emerge broadcom-sta after eselect-ing a new kernel ?

the page you pointed me to says nothing about that?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As this is a kernel module, a simple
Code:
 # emerge @module-rebuild
will re-emerge all packages that provide kernel-modules. Just do this after building and installing your new kernel, but before rebooting.

If you use genkernel for everything, I think it will do this automatically for you, though. Just look closely at its output.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yamakuzure wrote:
As this is a kernel module, a simple
Code:
 # emerge @module-rebuild
will re-emerge all packages that provide kernel-modules. Just do this after building and installing your new kernel, but before rebooting.

If you use genkernel for everything, I think it will do this automatically for you, though. Just look closely at its output.


Thanks exactly the help I was looking for.
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