Monthly Archives: November 2008

Compiling 2.6.27.6 using the vanilla kernel tree sources

I’m simply going to list the steps.

wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.27.6.tar.bz2
tar xf linux-2.6.27.6.tar.bz2
cd linux-2.6.27.6
zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
make menuconfig
make
su
make modules_install
mkinitcpio -k `make kernelrelease` -g /boot/kernel-`make kernelrelease`.img
cp System.map /boot/System.map-`make kernelrelease`
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-`make kernelrelease`
install -D -m644 .config /boot/kconfig-`make kernelrelease`
/sbin/depmod -A -v `make kernelrelease`
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
reboot
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MigrationHeuristic

An interesting discussion on the freedeskop mailing list revealed that setting MigrationHeuristic to “greedy” in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf may speed up Firefox when using the Intel (intel) drivers.
Read the discussion at http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2008-May/035451.html.