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ok os Ihave decided to recompile my kernel [mainly for bootsplash] but what features, sourcese, patches should I use?inshort what should be its DNA?[hence the name Double Helix.] I don't really know alot about the kernel and its variations so i really could use alot of help.
main thing Im looking for so far:
bootsplash
stability
Networking:
> forwarding aka crossing over
> firewall: must be very easy to conifgure [as in a .conf file and not being nessasery to reboot to
> change the rule]
> teaming
intagraed sound and vesa
32 bit
debian patches

P.S. what is katonix?
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I can help you tonight after I get out of class at 10. 7:15 now.
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Well, is this anything like gentoo? I had to do the
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cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
I could post my config...I highly recommend just reading through every option. I generally like to compile mine into the kernel ([*]) but compiling them as modules allows you to remove them and add them at will ([M]). Have fun with menuconfig

BTW, that file is really called '/usr/src/linux/.config'
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Download the latest kernel at www.kernel.org if you want the lastest, then like ouroboros said, look at your current .config file.
I'll suggest using gconfig as it a bit more user friendly.
So untar kernel and move into the new directory and then type "make gconfig". Then at the top click on load and move to the path of your .config file and to actually select the .config file you'll have to type it at the bottom of the window and then select it. Then look through all the options and read about them in the bottom box of the window.
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is ther any way to set this in .deb packages [for dependcies and easy removal]?
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There are no dependencies with the kernel. Untar the kernel and move the file to /usr/src, and then change the link for the folder called 'linux' to point to the new kernel folder. This way it always points to your latest kernel. Then do what I said above. Later it you ever want to remove it, just delete it from /usr/src.
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