I woke up in morning and just found out about this announcement..

http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/12/24/105

then.. first few minute looking for the link to download the new kernel

went to main page http://lkml.org/

there top-right menu got link to latest kernel

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.28.tar.bz2

download that image (52 Mb) .. took few hour on my 3G..

then..

cd /usr/src/kernels
tar xjfv  /home/namran/Desktop/linux-2.6.28.tar.bz2

this will extract the content into /usr/src/kernels/linux-2.6.28

cd linux-2.6.28
make menuconfig

the menu will popup.. then select whatever driver that would like to add. save.

start compiling..

make

compile-2628.png

this one took me more than 1-hour.. hahaha.. went out for lunch then get back to see it ready..

then..

make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

then.. prepare to be install into grub.

mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.28-namran 2.6.28

this shall create the initrd-2.6.28-namran in /boot folder.

cp /usr/src/kernels/linux-2.6.28/arch/i386/bzImage /boot/bzImage-2.6.28-namran
cp /usr/src/kernels/linux-2.6.28/System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.28

edit /etc/grub.conf to reflect the new kernel.

default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Namran (2.6.28)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/bzImage-2.6.28-namran ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet vga=791 crashkernel=128M@16M 3
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.28-namran

..

this one i put one initlevel 3 first.. as don’t want to messed up with nvidia card..

reboot.. and wait..

if everthing goes fine..  it will boot to level 3.. with login prompt..

dsc01384.JPG

here.. just to test the new kernel..

login as root


mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /root/X11/xorg.conf.25dec2008

then run a fresh..


system-config-display

select the generic LCD 1440×900

choose resolution 1440×900. save

then..

as normal user..


startx

should start X server and all the gnome session thingy.

2628-kernel.png

… seem fine..

load-in-new-kernel.png

except i forgot to include ntfs support .. so can’t mount ntfs partition.. the rest just fine.. including the bluetooth, sound ..

yay !

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