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Old 12-20-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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Strange screen after kernel upgrade


Hello

I recently upgraded from a 2.4 kernel to 2.6.13.5, and now a couple of problems haunt my system.

1. I get a screen in the middle of my monitor saying "Volume" and underneath the text is a percentage indicator. The strange thing is that I can't get the screen to disappear (which is really annoying, because it's above everything else), and it doesn't seem to actually have anything to do with the volume. How can I get rid of it (in gconfig I chose to install Sound Card Support as M and everything under ALSA as M if that's any help)?

2. Upon boot, I get these two messages when the kernel tries to load modules:

Fatal: Module agpgart not found!
Fatal: Module ide_scsi not found!

When I move a window or hide the panel, it's as playing a computer game with a huge packetloss. Instead of the smooth sliding, it's a movement in chunks. I'm guessing it's because of the agpgart module that wasn't found, but I don't know what to change when configuring the kernel.

My specs: Dell Inspiron 9100
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128M
Integrated crappy soundcard
Slackware 10.1
New kernel: 2.6.13.5
Old kernel: 2.4
ALSA driver: 1.0.9rc4
ATI driver: ati-driver-installer-8.20.8-i386.run

Thanks a lot for any help!

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Old 12-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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did you download the kernel or use the one from the 10.2 CD?
 
Old 12-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
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Downloaded from www.kernel.org
 
Old 12-20-2005, 06:25 PM   #4
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did you do a:
make oldconfig
 
Old 12-20-2005, 06:44 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rabalder321
1. I get a screen in the middle of my monitor saying "Volume" and underneath the text is a percentage indicator. The strange thing is that I can't get the screen to disappear (which is really annoying, because it's above everything else), and it doesn't seem to actually have anything to do with the volume. How can I get rid of it (in gconfig I chose to install Sound Card Support as M and everything under ALSA as M if that's any help)?
If your monitor has built-in speakers, it could be the volume for these and not the volume for your system. Check nothing's pressing up against the buttons.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:00 PM   #6
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UK MAdMaN: No I don't have speakers in my monitor, so that isn't the problem. I did choose a more current kernel, and now it seems everything works but the graphic display (could it be because of the agpgart module?).

Finlay: No, what does make oldconfig do?

Thanks for the help
 
Old 12-20-2005, 07:41 PM   #7
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UK MAdMaN: No I don't have speakers in my monitor, so that isn't the problem. I did choose a more current kernel, and now it seems everything works but the graphic display (could it be because of the agpgart module?).
You'll probably need to reinstall the graphics driver, as it gets configured against the kernel you had running when you installed it.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 10:04 PM   #8
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Now I've installed the driver once again, but still no change. I really think that the problem can be solved if I somehow managed to load the agpgart module, but it seems it doesn't even exist. I also read in the ATI Linux Man file that:

Version 2.6 kernels require a second kernel module in addition to agpgart, which should be named similar to the manufacturer of your motherboard AGP chipset.

But first things first. I'd like to know how to load the agpgart module. When I locate agpgart it seems as though it is not part of the 2.6.14.4 kernel (it's not in /lib/modules/2.6.14.4/kernel/drivers/char/agp). Maybe I should have passed something when compiling the kernel? Is there perhaps an option when doing make gconfig that enables/disables agpgart that I could've missed?
 
  


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