should i enable all (or leave default values) in Cryptographic API? do i rly need this? i don't have hardware to support this...if this is only about hardware...
can i simply disable that Cryptographic API?
what is XEN part of kernel?
Follow these instructions to compile your custom gentoo kernel with xen support for your paravirtualized instance.
what is paravirtualized instance? i need this or not (i even don't know what this is, so as kernel help says...if u don't know what this is u probably don't need it)?
Last edited by 3031 (2013-05-07 15:48:26)
3031: From what I read between the lines of your posts, not only your Shift-Key seems to be broken, but also Funtoo seems to not be the best Distro for you to use. What you are asking is absolutely basic knowledge and, truth to be told: Funtoo requires some experience with compiling kernels and other software. I guess you shouldn't make your first steps with it.
I do not want to be rude, but this is what's the best I can suggest.
Is good to ask questions, compiling kernels is not rocket science, can be confusing though.
Good thing with linux, you can have all the kernels you want.
I assume you have a working kernel now, if not get one. You can use debian-sources from the install guide, I prefer using gentoo-sources and then using genkernel.
Now that you have a working system, you can play with building a new custom kernel. All these questions I think you know the answer, but a little unsure. Is fine, disable them, when you go to boot the new kernel, if it has problems, no big deal.
Choose your working kernel in grub, boot your system and try again. Keep a pen and paper next to you and keep notes of what you have tried and what works. In no time at all you will be a kernel building fool
Myself, I use to build all my own kernels, meh. I get lazy in my old age, am fine with genkernel and a slightly longer boot