I need to disable CONFIG_SERIAL_OMAP in the debian 3.8.13-bone67 make menuconfig.

According to help this is synonymous with the menuconfig entries:

-- OMAP serial port support
- Console on OMAP serial port

I cant turn off these entries.
Is it possible?

According to Gilles Chanteperdrix at Xenomai, these entries must be disabled to use the xeno-16550A serial driver.

Best regards
Terje Froysa

Just rebuild with those config's disabled.. It's then up to you give
the kernel the correct ttyxyz string for xenomai..


Ok thanks,

Problem is that the -*- marks can’t be altered in the menuconfig character graphics.
How do I turn off these settings?
Do I have to edit the .config file?


Not being able to disable the CONFIG_SERIAL_OMAP in the make menuconfig, I edited the .config file and re-compiled the kernel.

Despite this, the CONFIG_SERIAL_OMAP is not disabled and has reappeared with:


What can I do to disable the SERIAL_OMAP?

Please advice.

I have the seem problems, Not being able to disable the CONFIG_SERIAL_OMAP in the make menuconfig
Do you have a solutions?

Hello Cédric,

To disable CONFIG_SERIAL_OMAP you have to remove its dependency first.

(The -*- indicates a dependency to other settings)

This is done by removing the “Typical OMAP configuration” first.

Here is my way of e.g. disabling URAT0 based on the graphical “make menuconfig” interface:

· Disable UART0 by:

o In: System TypeàOMAP2/3/4 Specific Features

§ Remove “Typical OMAP configuration”

o In: Device DriversàCharacter devicesàSerial drivers

§ Remove the “OMAP serial port support”

§ Remove the “Console on OMAP serial port”

· Compile and install the new kernel.

If you prefer to edit the .config file use the “menuconfig” help to find the keywords of the config file.

Good luck!

Best regards