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Warped Systems: Building 'Nefarious' - Part 3: Customization

Nov 25, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to J.P. Pasnak for this link. ]

"As I stated in the previous article, this section will cover the customization and benchmarking of Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD 64. I'll be covering the NVidia AMD 64 driver installation, configuring DVI, testing the DVD burner, some system tweaks and some benchmarks (hdparm, oggenc and kernel recompile). I've had to recompile some apps from Mandrake and PLF, so I'll provide whatever insight I can as to how I got them to work. The biggest thing I have noticed with building Nefarious is that as a rule of thumb the only time something didn't work exactly the same as it did on x86, or something didn't work at all, it was closed source.

"I know some of you have strong feelings towards closed drivers, but nobody is coming over to your house and forcing you to install them (yet), so learn to relax a little.

"The first thing to do is to download and install the kernel-source RPM that matches the running kernel. In this case it is kernel-source-2.4.22-24mdk..."

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