I am currently in the process of thinking about more heavily using DKMS. It seems a nice tool to deal with external drivers (at least for hardware vendors who support it), do we have a big fans of it here?
I don't know much about DKMS although I've used it indirectly in Ubuntu.
IMHO, gentoo/funtoo has always handled external modules well with ebuilds - virtualbox-modules, ipp2p, ipset, nvidia-drivers, xtables-addons, etc.
Last edited by overkill (2012-03-10 05:00:40)
it is a good thing for such kernels as RHEL/openvz highly modular and very fragile to config changes, allows to install separate modules easily.
I'm not doing something correctly, or have missed a step:
VirtualBox installed and working.
Bringing in the (newer) kernel (in this case 3.8.7) on emerge then
alex@sydney ~ % sudo genkernel --kernel-config=/root/config-3.8 all Password: * Funtoo Linux Genkernel; Version 220.127.116.11-funtoo * Running with options: --kernel-config=/root/config-3.8 all ..
Doesn't touch/recompile the virtualbox modules. Not sure why?
As always, understanding why is more important to me than the fix.
Please start another thread in the appropriate category or better use Funtoo Jira to report issues.
Got too excited!
Since I dont see that other thread started, Virtualbox modules are not part of the kernel, they are outside modules and need to be rebuilt as such.
The same is true for nvidia-drivers and a handful of others.