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Re: [SLUG] Long: Kernel Compilation questions & sound
- To: Jonathan Wheelhouse <whsjnd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Long: Kernel Compilation questions & sound
- From: Conrad Parker <conradp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Sep 18 13:26:02 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, Sep 18, 2000 at 09:53:17AM +1100, Jonathan Wheelhouse wrote:
> I have a Debian Woody system running on a asus k7v motherboard with an
> Athlon 700 cpu. I have a SB Live! value card.
> So, my questions: what is the procedure for loading modules into the
> kernel? Is there some good resource somebody could point me at for
> learning about modules in general for a Linux|Debian newbie?
General module info:
Documentation/modules.txt in the Linux kernel source
(/usr/src/kernel-source-*/Documentation/modules.txt in debian)
man modprobe (also insmod, rmmod, lsmod etc)
Debian specific info (Debian manages modules.conf for you):
> What is the best driver for the SBLive? - the kernel driver, the
> emu10k1 or alsa? or does it depend on what you do? I just want to
> play CD's, listen to MP3's and play games.
dunno, sorry (but I wish I had one ;)
more info is at:
> And, in compiling the kernel what process family should I pick for my
> Athlon? 386, 486, 586, Pentium? (I know 386 works for everything?)
IIRC newer kernels (later 2.3.x and 2.4) have a specific Athlon option.
There's more Athlon info over at http://www.linhardware.com/
> Plus I have a IBM Deskstar 75gxp which is udma66; how can I tell how
> fast it's going; are there kernel options I can set to improve speed
> (not that I'm complaining - seems fine to me; just that I'm curious).
use hdparm: read about it at
(Part of the Linux Ultra-DMA mini-howto, probably also in your