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Old 04-13-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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Problem upgrading to kernel 2.6.16-1.2069_FC4


I'm using Fedora Core 4.
Recently, I upgraded the kernel to: 2.6.16-1.2069_FC4 ... and now when i boot it... it just stalls on a screen with an X cursor...
doesn't proceed further....
How do i fix this???
 
Old 04-13-2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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Do you have the old kernel in your boot menu??

If not then,can you get to the text screen with ctrl+alt+F1

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Old 04-13-2006, 09:46 AM   #3
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I am having the same problem as the op only I am running fc5. It gets to where I can log in with user name and password goes to start and all that will come up is my wallpaper. If I reboot can get into the old kernal with no problem. Can even get to text screen with ctrl+alt+F1 where it again wants me to log in. Can move around in there but if I do startx just locks up again.
 
Old 04-13-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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old kernel intact

I have the old kernel intact and it has an entry in the boot menu...
So, i'm able to use the older kernel... its workin gr8.
But as soon as i boot into the new kernel, it doesn't even reach the boot screen, just gets me to a blank graphics mode screen with an X cursor that i can move around... but can't do anything else, not even ctrl-Alt-F1...
 
Old 04-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #5
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Try to check if the icons appear after some waiting, say 15-30 mins..if yes then maybe you have disabled your loopback interface with iptables. The loopback interface is used by the X Server. Try to see if it's the case.

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Old 04-14-2006, 04:19 AM   #6
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still not workin

Visham,
I kept the machine on for like 2 hours on the blank screen with the X cursor... still nothin...
So i would doubt it being the loopback interface causing problems...
Wonder what could possibly cause this...(seems to get stuck at the screen with the X...) and doesn't seem like any activity beyond that
 
Old 04-15-2006, 01:16 PM   #7
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Hi,

try to disable kudzu and see if it works..

chkconfig --levels 345 kudzu off

Hope it works..

Regards,
visham
 
Old 04-16-2006, 12:26 PM   #8
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no luck with it yet...

I tried disabling Kudzu as well.... still no luck...
What else could be causing this...
 
Old 04-16-2006, 01:17 PM   #9
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Hi,

Sorry mate..i'm really short of ideas now..i'll try to look sth up and if ever I come across sth, I'll post it for you..

Hope s.o else can provide you with some other ideas to try..

Regards,
Visham
 
Old 04-17-2006, 12:33 AM   #10
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Hi there

Well this could be because that the kernel is not according to your system config

If you want to upgrade your kernel then u need to build it on your own instead of using a pre-compiled kernel

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