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Old 12-29-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question Kernel 2.4.31 recompile problem

Didn't used to be a newbie...I've been away from Linux long enough that I qualify as one yet again.

Using Slackware 10.2. Recompiling kernel, and I get the following error after the kernel fails to load, well, anything. It happens immediately after detecting the basic devices (HDD, CD drives, etc.).

ds: no socket drivers installed (or maybe it's loaded)

When I try to boot with the old vmlinuz, my sound no longer works. I tried the following sequence:

make mrproper
(copy old config file from /root where I saved it into /usr/src/linux/)
make xconfig (to test, I only changed the processor type from Pentium IV to AMD Duron/Athlon/ still crashes)
make dep && make clean
make bzImage
(cp the bzImage and into /boot and redirect the links to the new files)
make modules && make modules_install
(edit /etc/lilo.conf)
utter various curses when it doesn't work

I'm running on an AMD Duron-850. It's a multi-boot computer with Win2k (with plenty of HD space). I have an nVIDIA GeForce Ti 200, onboard sound, Linksys USB wireless, standard monitor, onboard NIC.

At least windoze still works after installing Slack...

I'd appreciate any help anyone can give. Let me know if you need more info...


Old 12-30-2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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This may help;
Old 12-30-2005, 07:28 PM   #3
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You may have missed compiling something into the kernel and have it as a module. Using an initrd may help you figure out if that is the case... Check all the config options carefully.
Old 01-01-2006, 07:13 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll try the above suggestions and post my results.

Old 01-11-2006, 06:38 PM   #5
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I ended up completely reinstalling Slack 10.2 (I had done a full install and made no major changes.) When I compiled a new 2.6 kernel I followed all of the suggestions and added a lot of modules I know weren't necessary just to make sure I didn't break anything. It works beautifully.

Now I just have to go through and remove things one-by-one until it breaks

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can't you just look and see what modules are being used?
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ds: no socket drivers installed (or maybe it's loaded)
that's a PCMCIA module, so if you don't have pcmcia interface the error is normal



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