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Old 06-29-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
hedrat
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Kernel source and installing madwifi, also startup screen prob


Hello there

Just starting out in the linux game, have been meaning to for a long time but AM going to stick with it now

OK, first thing is pretty easy, the GRUB screen at bootup is unreadable, there are three options available, the default being win xp pro *the bottom), and then the 2 above go into redhat

im using an nvidia driver which i installed, when xserver is started a big NVIDIA comes up on the screen (although im unable to change the resolution wither ??)

is there a fix that allows me to actually read what i am accessing

2nd

im on redhat 9 running the 2.4.20-8smp kernel according to uname -r

I am trying to install the madwifi 'drivers' and i am at the point where i am meant to map the kernel from /usr/src/linux-2.4/configs/kernel-2.4.20-8smp.config to

/usr/src/linux-2.4/.config

but when i go into /usr/src the are 2 folders, these being

debug
and

redhat <- there are 5 folders in here all empty

now im guessing i need to place the kernel there but im not too sure how too, any chance of someone guiding a

thanks very much
 
Old 06-29-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Kernel source and installing madwifi, also startup screen prob

Quote:
Originally posted by hedrat
im using an nvidia driver which i installed, when xserver is started a big NVIDIA comes up on the screen (although im unable to change the resolution wither ??)

is there a fix that allows me to actually read what i am accessing

2nd

im on redhat 9 running the 2.4.20-8smp kernel according to uname -r

I am trying to install the madwifi 'drivers' and i am at the point where i am meant to map the kernel from /usr/src/linux-2.4/configs/kernel-2.4.20-8smp.config to

/usr/src/linux-2.4/.config

but when i go into /usr/src the are 2 folders, these being

debug
and

redhat <- there are 5 folders in here all empty

now im guessing i need to place the kernel there but im not too sure how too, any chance of someone guiding a

thanks very much
#1. Depending on what package (X.org or XFree86) actual file name differs, but look for /var/log/ directory for X log. This is the log.
Following the log you will be able to find the clue to set resolution.

#2. I have never used RedHat, but did you install kernel source? rpm (or urpmi ??) will do.

Last edited by kaz2100; 06-29-2005 at 10:08 PM.
 
  


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