The reason I had to do this was because I needed video4linux to get a webcam working for a forcoming series of posts connecting a telescope to the pi. Although the connection to the telescope wasn’t a problem, the customized webcam I have needed it.
Here I compile the kernel on a more powerful linux box to save time then transfer the kernel over to the PI.
Also this article is mainly my personal notes on compiling a new kernel rather than a tutorial on how to do it. Writing it here makes sense to keep things together & maybe it’s useful for anyone else.
These instructions are based on the RPI Kernel Compilation available at elinux.org.
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