Wierd happenings after Kernel Compile on Fedora
Ok, so I made my second attempt at ever compiling my own kernel. Everything seemed to go well this time, no compile errors, anything, so i did make install and rebooted.
The first wierd thing that happens is when I boot the kernel from grub, i get a "radeonfb Invalid ROM signature at 0 should be 0xaa55". Also, the screen seems shifted to the left by almost an inch, I had to move the screen with the monitor controls to see the entire error message. I did a google and found some results, but most seemed to be for laptops and debian for some reason. I can still boot fine and when the x server starts it is in the correct placement.
Also, after the new kernel, it seems that GNOME loads, but it takes a long time for the top and bottom panels to appear. I thought this might be something I did wrong when configuring the kernel, but it also does it now when I boot into either of the older kernels I still have in grub. Once they load, however, everything seems to go at normal pace (actually a slight bit faster in the custom kernel) and if I log out and back in without a restart, the panels load very rapidly, as they used to before I compiled the new kernel.
Any ideas on what could be wrong? There is nothing major, I can still use everything, but it is still a bit annoying and I want to learn what I may have done wrong so I can avoid the mistake in the future.
Thanks, and have a safe and happy 2005!