Warped Systems: Building 'Nefarious' - Part 3: Customization
Nov 25, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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