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Hi Guys. I have been using the stock 2.6.3 kernel on Fedora Core 1 for a few days and decided to compile 2.6.4.
I began the usual steps and noticed from the console output with 'make xconfig' that it loaded my /boot/config-2.6.x file. I thought this was handy as I didn't have to load it in manually. I also noticed that a few lines appeared relating to items that aren't applicable in the config file (that's how I interpreted it).
Moving on... compiled the kernel, and modules, installed, updated grub and reboot. I can load my new kernel 2.6.4 fine. Everything seemed to be ok but I couldn't ping my other box on the local lan.
I tried to run the redhat network config tool and it wouldn't come up. So I ran it from the xterm to check the output and I get a stack of python errors.
In fact, all my network related config tools gave python errors and wouldn't load. I could ping myself ok, but not the other box. A quick reboot to kernel 2.6.3 and my network is fine. I can ping the other box and bring up the network app in kde.
So my general question is, it must have something to do with missing a selection in the xconfig when compiling the kernel, but when it automatically attempted to load my old config, I thought it should be ok.
Well I tried again. Used xconfig and went thoroughly through the network section before compiling. Same result. Networking X apps give heaps of python errors and I can't ping other machines except myself.
Anyone might know what's going on here?
2.4 kernels I have compiled, have always been fine.