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diablo465
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:25 am    Post subject: Do I have to answer no to all prompts after kenel updates? Reply with quote

I have setup the gentoo system well so far in my laptop, all hardwars are working, the specified modules are all properly loaded.

However, everytime there is a new kernel coming up, there are many new modules and functions required to answer Y/N/M when using make oldconfigure. I couldn't understand most of them but they seems to be drivers for new hardwares. Since the current system is working properly. Can I simply reply all of them as NO? what possibllly will I miss if done so? thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always use "make oldnoconfig", so my answer is yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
# cd /usr/src/linux && make help
....
Configuration targets:
  config          - Update current config utilising a line-oriented program
  nconfig         - Update current config utilising a ncurses menu based program
  menuconfig      - Update current config utilising a menu based program
  xconfig         - Update current config utilising a QT based front-end
  gconfig         - Update current config utilising a GTK based front-end
  oldconfig       - Update current config utilising a provided .config as base
  localmodconfig  - Update current config disabling modules not loaded
  localyesconfig  - Update current config converting local mods to core
  silentoldconfig - Same as oldconfig, but quietly, additionally update deps
  defconfig       - New config with default from ARCH supplied defconfig
  savedefconfig   - Save current config as ./defconfig (minimal config)
  allnoconfig     - New config where all options are answered with no                                             
  allyesconfig    - New config where all options are accepted with yes
  allmodconfig    - New config selecting modules when possible
  alldefconfig    - New config with all symbols set to default
  randconfig      - New config with random answer to all options
  listnewconfig   - List new options
  olddefconfig    - Same as silentoldconfig but sets new symbols to their default value
....

If you have running a fine pre made distro kernel and you plugin all your devices:
make localyesconfig
Then you won't need any initrd. You should manualy further investigate:
make menuconfig
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