[Assist] How can I compile a module for my kernel without having to recompile the whole kernel?

Marc-Alexandre Espiaut lunavorax at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 11:12:03 GMT 2012


The module's source is indeed free as in freedom, otherwise I don't know
why it would be available in the Linux Libre source code.
I'm still trying to tweak the PKGBUILD of the Linux Libre Kernel but it
keeps outputing dummy packages.

Marc-Alexandre Espiaut

2012/3/1 Jorge Araya Navarro <jorgean at lavabit.com>

> **
>  Hi!
> I'm using a laptop that needs the vt8623fb module and I don't know how
> I can just compile the module alone since recompiling the whole kernel
> (even if it's tweaked) takes way too much time on my machine.
> I've lost 3days doing nothing but unsuccessful researches on the subject.
> Now I spent something like 8~9hours compiling the kernel using the ABS
> (
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernels/Compilation/Arch_Build_System
> )
> with the modules I needed and it just ended up creating a dummy empty
> package (while saying that everything was done successfully).
> Not to mention that patching the kernel from 3.2 to 3.2.7 just fails
> miserably for no reason (?!) so I had to tweak the PKGBUILD to grab
> the GNU/Linux Libre Kernel 3.2.7 directly.
> It's seriously driving me mad and I'm starting to wonder if I just
> doesn't have a IQ high enough to do all of theses things.
> If anyone knows how to help me, you have all my attention. For now
> I'll just prevent myself from smashing this computer on the floor.
> Also, before anyone start to answer my problem by not answering it: I
> don't want to use another distribution than Parabola. I have a problem
> and I want to fix it.
> Thank you all in advance for your answers,
> Marc-Alexandre Espiaut
> I'm forwarding this message to the dev list because looks like nobody
> wants to help me out with the list for assist people.
> I can't help you out with that, is very technical for my skills, but, that
> module's source code is free as in freedom? sorry, we must ask first...
>   --
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