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Old 01-15-2002, 07:38 AM   #1
jonathon
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frozen screen after kernel upgrade.


does anybody know why kde would lock up after upgrading my kernel from 2.2.16 to 2.4.2-11?

which log files would I look at for the error?

I'm using Suse ppc...

many thanks.
 
Old 01-20-2002, 02:28 AM   #2
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Re: frozen screen after kernel upgrade.

hmmm..
2.4.2 is not one of the best kernels I have seen. I had a file system crash on Red Hat having 2.4.2

I guess you should upgrade to the latest version.

For debugging try

$ startkde &> err

and then you can view err to debug the error.

HTH
 
Old 01-20-2002, 06:29 AM   #3
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Hi,
thanks for the reply... a guy at Suse concurs with you on this one.. he suggests I should try kernel 2.4.16 instead . ... he says the problem is to do with the sound on the G3.
I'm in the process of trying out his suggestion but to use 2.4.16 I need to upgrade modutils.. using modutils.rpm I get a dependency error which I'm trying to sort out now...
If his idea works I'll post here to let you know.
 
Old 01-21-2002, 01:46 AM   #4
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it's easier (imho) to install the modutils from source - you can get them at kernel.org - if you use dial-up you'll also need to upgrade the ppp utilities.
 
Old 01-21-2002, 04:24 AM   #5
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thanks Isajera,
If I do modutils from source should I rpm -e the currenlty installed modutils?

In fact.. as matter of interest, what does modutils do anyway?

many thanks.
 
Old 01-21-2002, 04:30 PM   #6
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just to keep the rpm database current, yeah, you probably should. otherwise you mighte get conflicting version problems later on -

the modutils are mostly a set of daemons and programs that tell the kernel when a certain module is needed. as root, you can run 'lsmod' to see what modules are loaded by your kerenel - there's some conflicts between the 2.2. and the 2.4 kernel - so the old modutils don't work perfectly. the 2.4.x modutils should be backwards compatible if you ever want to go back to the 2.2 kernel.

let us know if you have any other problems - it could still be a vid-card problem or something like that.
 
  


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