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Old 01-02-2002, 04:04 PM   #1
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Too much Documentation


Damn it's hard to find what you're looking for in all the Docs.

I know I just saw something about the latest prob earlier today, but I can't remember where.

Just compiled 2.4.17 in slack 8, when I try to boot to it from lilo, the screen goes blank.

I edited lilo.conf and ran lilo after I finished the compile and mved the image. I can boot to 2.2.19 without problem.

Anyone know where I can find a guide for this?

searching again...
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Old 01-02-2002, 04:27 PM   #2
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uhh.....is this correct?
came off comments section of Kernel-HOWTO

Quote:
the ´linux´folder is not a real folder its just a symbolic link,and you must rename your source folder that you get after untaring your kernel,rename it from linux to linux-x.x.x replace x with the version of kernel. the delete the 'linux' folder in the /usr/src and copy your new linux-x.x.x folder to yoru /usr/src then use 'ln -sv linux-x.x.x linux' (note* this works under Redhat i cant say how other distros work) THIS INFO is left out in all the howtos ive read so far!!!!
This could be my problem.....is it true?

Just thought I'd ask before I start over again =[
 
Old 01-02-2002, 05:25 PM   #3
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compiled 2.4.5 from /usr/src/linux-2.4.5
added to lilo

same thing....try to boot and get a blank screen.

 
Old 01-03-2002, 02:31 AM   #4
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Maybe this HowTo will help.
 
Old 01-03-2002, 09:34 AM   #5
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It helped.....I'm now up in 2.4.5 with X running and a network connection.

Best I can figure the system.map is what was tripping me up.
I didn't even know it existed, much less that I had to replace it.

That may not even be the problem, but it's the only thing I did differently, so I assume it's so.

I know I've seen a ton of stuff on getting a soundblaster live working, so I should be ok getting that up.

I wonder though, why it did not just automagically work, since I compiled the emu10k1 in the kernel.

I'm pretty sure that is the correct one for my card.
Should I have just included it as a module?
 
Old 01-03-2002, 09:40 AM   #6
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Your talking about no text scrolling up the sceen when you boot with the new kernel?.....you need to check that you compiled VGA text console support and video mode selection support (for the vga= in lilo.conf) into your shiny new kernel
 
Old 01-03-2002, 09:51 AM   #7
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no...I got the text scroll =]
vga=791
should I be able to see the emu10k1 in all that text at boot if I compiled that support into the kern?

I do see modeprobe: can't locate module emu10k1

I assume that's because I uncommented the relative line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

Just an attempt to get the SC to werk.

I found a nice HOWTO that includes ftp from cmd line to get drivers.....should be fun.

-rhuarc
 
Old 01-03-2002, 10:03 AM   #8
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ok HOWTO from Linuxnewbie.org

says to unzip/untar then type:
rm *dep*

is that distro dependant? Cause I gets an error trying that.
 
  


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