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A comment [[User:Larry|Larry]] 13:52, 13 May 2024 (UTC)
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SATA is no longer under SCSI settings

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This guide is saying to enable SATA under the SCSI low-level drivers menu ... it is no longer there, and is in it's own menu in Device Drivers. -- Jessetaylor84 (talk) 08:42, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Changed in a previous edit. --Grknight (talk) 14:19, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

some paragraph should be modified to a new contents using a latest template

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most of part, explaining to set a kernel configuration, are using a kernel template but little bit part is still using a "Code" template. so It's better to check again and update for buggy part. -- Darkcircle (talk) 11:47, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Changed in a previous edit --Grknight (talk) 14:20, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Enabling compression support for kmod

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I put a second box "Enabling compression support for kmod" and just double-labelled it as 116. I don't know the appropriate way of labeling new content in the middle of a section/document. Please advise. DavidC (talk) 17:43, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

DavidC You should just add your content and not worry about the translation markers. Don't add new ones or delete old ones. They are adjusted automatically. --Grknight (talk) 14:23, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Firmware in kernel section is outdated

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The section Built-in vs modular has incorrect information regarding the support of in-kernel firmware blobs for recent versions of Linux. Specifically, the location of the options in the config has changed, and the CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL option has been dropped completely. A more up-to-date example of this setup is shown at Linux firmware#Kernel, though it's also incorrect.

Relevant commit: firmware: Drop FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL Kconfig option

Partusman (talk) 00:35, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

In the kernel box For kernels beginning with 4.18 I cannot find anything wrong. Just checked against 4.19.141
--Charles17 (talk) 06:08, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
I agree with Charles17 , it looks like the change doesn't remove support for built-in kernel firmware, it merely makes defining it more straightforward by placing the definition in one kconfig file (instead of many) and does rename the option to EXTRA_FIRMWARE. I believe this closes the case, but perhaps Charles can double check my work here. We can rename the option to the current name and perhaps make a reference to the older name in case certain systems are still running older kernels. --Maffblaster (talk) 16:28, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
In 4.19.141 the CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL ( Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary ) has gone. I guess this is the reason why Linux_firmware#Kernel shows two kernel boxes, one before and one after that change.
I just replaced this article's kernel box with a link to the other article.
--Charles17 (talk) 18:32, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

GRUB Menu Auto-Selection may not advanced due to Lexical Misorder May Occur during Kernel Configuration

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I've also noticed that when adding additiona `vmlinuz` to the `/boot` directory, the naming convention found in `VERSION`, `LOCALVERSION`, and EXTRALOCALVERSION` all contribute to the final name of the `vmlinuz` being stored into the `/boot` directory.

If you insert a later lexical in the middle of this kernel version, then that kernel version will no longer come out on top as the floating default; in fact, it would stay stuck on the latest overall lexical ordering of `vmlinuz-*` naming convention.

Some examples are:

   /boot/vmlinuz-alpha-001    (first timestamp)
   /boot/vmlinuz-midway-550   (second timestamp)
   /boot/vmlinuz-zeta-999     (third timestamp)

And for the next kernel version, you inserted a new value in between 'a'(lpha) and 'z'(eta) such as:


Next time you do `grub-mkconfig`, the last lexical will still be your auto-selected kernel ones (vmlinuz-zeta-999). -- Egberts (talk) 19:45, 3 August 2022 (UTC)

Please add reference to Pietinger's Manual kernel configuration tutorial

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Pietinger's Manual kernel configuration tutorial contains important information for advanced kernel configuration and optimization. Moreover it links to the Manual Configuring Kernel Version 6.6, which suggests several Must_Haves which should be enabled in most cases. See discussion here.
--Lucatrv (talk) 20:49, 13 May 2024 (UTC)