I'm trying to fix a suspend problem on my Dell Inspiron 600m. I think the problem is that the video driver modules aren't being reloaded properly. So, I'm going to try to compile the video drivers into the kernel proper rather than keeping them as external modules. I just want to know if I can get away from running:
fakeroot debian/rules clean
before building the kernel with:
skipabi=true skipmodule=true fakeroot debian/rules binary-core2
where core2 is my custom configured kernel. This will work and I get a clean kernel package that I can compile, but compilation can take up to 3 hours on my machine so I'd like to only rebuild what I need to and try to keep some of the *.o files around so I can just link them rather than recompile them.