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Distribution: ElementaryOS Freya as main, every other ubuntu-based as testing
I am having small problems with 2.6.3 too. First attempt brought only black screen on bootup --> commented out the "vga=788" option in /etc/lilo.conf and voila, it actually boots.. But now I have another problem.. The /Documents/Changes file at the sources said that there were a couple of things that I needed to upgrade before trying to compile the kernel, oprofile, modutils etc.. I upgraded them, and everything works just fine with 2.4.22-10mdk, but 2.6.3....
I cannot load *any* modules under the new kernel. insmod/lsmod/etc just gives a weard errormessage when trying to load/list modules.. (I can't remember the actual message, surfing the network at work on an XP...)
Could it be that the problems might be caused by gcc while compiling the kernel? I read somewhere that the version 3.xx of gcc has not been tested with K2.6.3.. (MDK9.2 has gcc 3.3.xx)
the fact that I can't load modules does not bother *wery* much, but I'd like to get my Intellimouse and USB flashdisk to work.. everything else is OK..
make xconfig (make sure everything is in the kernel needed by the system)
make dep (no longer needed by the 2.6 kernel)
copy bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3 (or whatever)
copy System.map to /boot/System.map-2.6.3
modprobe agpgart was a long time ago. I apprecitate the help, but editing the modules.conf and doing modprobe agpgart have had no effect. I am actually tired of even trying at this time. I will try the different sequence and see if that helps. I am beginning to wonder why anyone would ever compile from source; it never works. I have been using Linux for almost 2 years and have only had a couple of programs compile from source. Seems like way more work than its worth. I need a break.