How do I build an 11.2 customized kernel?

I see instructions for 10.3 here:

Configure, Build and Install a Custom Linux Kernel - openSUSE

is it still largely the same?

A pointer to newer instructions would be great.

pat

Hi
Just download your linux flavor from kernel.org and extract to your own
folder in your home directory, then follow user lwfingers nice simple
method;
http://forums.opensuse.org/pre-release-beta/421320-questions-help-regarding-kernel-2-6-31-a.html#post2036276

Note only the install is done with sudo.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.45-0.1-default
up 17 days 5:47, 5 users, load average: 1.24, 1.31, 1.41
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 195.36.15

thanx Malcolm.

I’d started to try that method already (download from The Linux Kernel Archives and build). This book:

Amazon.com: Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O’Reilly)) (9780596100797): Greg Kroah-Hartman: Books

warned me against using sudo. However I found that simply copying the source contents of the .zip.bz2 file into /usr/src required admin privs. And a make in the same directory also required sudo privs. Maybe I shouldn’t be using /usr/src? (maybe I should just use /tmp). And/or maybe my personal account should be permissioned differently?

That’s why I stopped to back up and ask this message.

It also occurred me though … What are the dependencies between KDE and the kernel? I can rebuild the kernel but my concern was that there would be incompatibilities between the new kernel and the old KDE.

Hi
You can just create a directory and unpack the source and and build, no
need to use /usr/src.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.45-0.1-default
up 17 days 11:24, 4 users, load average: 0.12, 0.22, 0.32
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 195.36.15

OK. So that built a new kernel - 2.6.33.3.

And when I rebooted what appears is another line-time (to choose from) in a boot screen. And when I boot into the new kernel, gee, no desktop. Which in retrospect, is perfectly obvious.

So then, how do I build the new kernel in combination with the latest or whatever version of KDE?

I’ll look for instructions around web as well of course.

pat