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Old 09-01-2004, 07:44 AM   #1
martinp26
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Cant get console prompt or su in KDE on compiled 2.6.8.1


Hello all, I've successfully compiled and installed a new 2.6.8.1 kernel on my Mandrake 10 Official which installed with 2.6.3. The machine boots ok, with the exception of a few 'FAILURE's in red, (In work at present so I'll post them later) and KDE 3.2 starts fine. The only problem is when I run Konsole it just sits there with the block cursor at the top left of the Konsole window and I don't get a prompt, also when I try to run 'Configure your computer' and it asks for the root password I enter one and it says something like '/bin/su not found, check your path'.

This can't be a modules thing surely? When I do 'make modules' and 'make modules_install' where do they go? Do I need to set a symbolic like for /lib/modules/x.x.x?

BTW. I can get back to my 2.6.3 kernel and Konsole & 'Configure your computer' works fine there. Also once booted into 2.6.8.1 in KDE I do 'ALT-F1' to a terminal prompt that works.

I had the same problem with 2.6.7 and gave up with one, but I'm determined to get this one working because I won't go back to windoze and 2.6.8.1 is so much quicker than 2.6.3 on my Athlon 2800+, ASUS A7N8X.

Any ideas anybody, some help please!
 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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try running rvxt?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:44 AM   #3
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Haven't tried that yet because I'm back at work, but I'll give it a go when I get home.

This I think though is more a workaround than a fix, KDE somehow is messed up.

Has anyone else had this problem and/or know how to fix it?

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Martin P
 
Old 09-02-2004, 10:04 AM   #4
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you are doing better than i, everything runs great if i get it as an executable, or rpm, or can urpmi it, but if it has make or configure in it then i'm screwed
 
  


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