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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter 12The Linux kernel is the core of every distribution. This chapter
13explains how to configure your kernel. 13explains how to configure your kernel.
14</abstract> 14</abstract>
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16<version>4.1</version> 16<version>4.2</version>
17<date>2006-12-06</date> 17<date>2007-02-26</date>
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19<section> 19<section>
20<title>Timezone</title> 20<title>Timezone</title>
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49available at the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel 49available at the <uri link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">Gentoo Kernel
50Guide</uri>. 50Guide</uri>.
51</p> 51</p>
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53<p test="func:keyval('arch')='x86'"> 53<p test="func:keyval('arch')='x86'">
54For x86-based systems we have, amongst other kernels, <c>vanilla-sources</c> 54For x86-based systems we have, amongst other kernels, <c>gentoo-sources</c>
55(the default kernel source as developed by the linux-kernel developers), 55(kernel source patched with performance-enhancing features).
56<c>gentoo-sources</c> (kernel source patched with performance-enhancing
57features), ...
58</p> 56</p>
59 57
60<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'"> 58<p test="func:keyval('arch')='AMD64'">
61For AMD64-based systems we have <c>gentoo-sources</c> (kernel v2.6 source 59For AMD64-based systems we have <c>gentoo-sources</c> (kernel v2.6 source
62patched with amd64 specific fixes for stability, performance and hardware 60patched with amd64 specific fixes for stability, performance and hardware
63support). 61support).
64</p> 62</p>
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66<p> 64<p>
67Choose your kernel source and install it using <c>emerge</c>. The 65Choose your kernel source and install it using <c>emerge</c>.
68<c>USE="-doc"</c> is necessary to avoid installing xorg-x11 or other
69dependencies at this point. <c>USE="symlink"</c> is not necessary for a new
70install, but ensures proper creation of the <path>/usr/src/linux</path>
71symlink.
72</p> 66</p>
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74<pre caption="Installing a kernel source"> 68<pre caption="Installing a kernel source">
75# <i>USE="-doc symlink" emerge gentoo-sources</i> 69# <i>emerge gentoo-sources</i>
76</pre> 70</pre>
77 71
78<p> 72<p>
79When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called 73When you take a look in <path>/usr/src</path> you should see a symlink called
80<path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed 74<path>linux</path> pointing to your kernel source. In this case, the installed

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