Let me first say that I thought that this was going to be easy (famous
I just installed Redhat 4.1. I had been using Slackware for about a
year so I knew or thought I knew how to customize the Kernel for my own
After the install I noticed that SLIP and CSLIP support were not
included in the Kernel that was loaded with the base system so I tried
recompiling it myself. Setting up the configuration file was not too
difficult as there was a menu driven configurator in the package.
The problem is this: I do not believe that the file that I configure is
the file that is being used by the "Make" file for compilation. Yes, I
have checked the .config file that is created via "Make config" and it
looks right. But there are two symptoms that make me think that the
wrong file is being used:
1) After I compile and try to use the new Kernel I get some errors
concerning "unresolved modules" which are SCSI in nature. I do not have
any scsi devices and I was sure not to include any scsi drivers in the
2) When I include drivers for the soundcard (SB-16) in the .config file,
the compile fails because it claims that I have chosen an option
(MPU-401 address or something) that can not be selected for the SB-16.
When I look at the .config file I clearly see that the MPU-401 option is
NOT selected .
So, does anyone have any ideas? I have sent emails to Redhat but that
was 5 days ago and it seems that nobody is home.