View Full Version : [SOLVED] Compile Slackware with PAE

November 11th, 2008, 03:49 PM
I would like to compile the Slackware Kernel to make use of PAE because I have 4GB RAM and I would like to be able to make use of the whole lot.

I have no idea where to start on compiling the Kernel so how would I compile the Slackware 12.1 Kernel to support PAE?

November 11th, 2008, 04:47 PM
slack book system configuration - kernel

November 11th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Well that seems easy. Would I also be able to use the newest Kernel using this method or will that break stuff?

November 12th, 2008, 01:16 AM
You can certainly try using it. I don't know if it will break anything.

November 12th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Okay I'll give it a try, thanks for the link BTW. I've also disabled a lot of stuff when I tried this in a VM and it seems to be running a little faster then it already was.

November 18th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Sorted and working on the actual hardware.


Found this as well.

I disabled cpufreq and then enabled PAE. Took a while to compile but all seems to be running fine now. Just about to install the ATI Drivers hopefully the custom kernel will be fine with them.