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Old 04-14-2004, 01:19 AM   #1
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Strange behaviour with new Kernel


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.

Any general advice on what I might be missing?
 
Old 04-14-2004, 02:41 AM   #2
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look in the network sections under your kernel config as well, that may be part of it too
 
Old 04-14-2004, 02:50 AM   #3
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Yep I'll check that out. I was starting to wonder whether the version of python didn't like 2.6.4 but I think that's probably silly. It would more likely be me dropping a module in xconfig.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 02:36 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 12:54 AM   #5
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Try upgrading your version of GCC to 3.3.3 or get module-init-tools 3.0 or upgrade your python package that is screwy.
 
Old 04-18-2004, 07:21 PM   #6
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Maybe I'll just get Core 2 and start again.
 
  


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