Hi, I'm new to GNU/Linux (that's fun to say, for a couple of reasons).
Bear with me, I can't post URLs (haven't reached 5 posts yet). Add `www' to the front of each address.
I have Mandrake10.0 official working well. I was hoping to utilize the newest kernel (2.6.7) from a fresh compile, though I have some issues. I think the easiest way to sort out the issues is looking at the .config file (or whatever is relevant) when Mandrake ``put together" my kernel on installation. Where can I find this file/information? I think I'll need almost the same info as that contained in my .config file I've created through `make xconfig'.
My computer is a dual-boot with that other OS, and I'm fond of IceWM.
Those experienced might think what's above isn't the right course of action for solving my problems. If that's the case, here are the specific issues I'd like to resolve:
- My NTFS partitions don't automagically mount, though I haven't changed the fstab. They mount automatically with the default 2.6.3 kernel. This might have to do with the NLS modules (or lack thereof) I originally chose. I can mount them as root, but can't access them after mounting.
- I don't have sound. I chose ALSA as a module and disabled OSS. ALSA works in the default kernel.
- Most annoying, when launching a terminal window in IceWM, the window opens but just a cursor displays. I can't enter any text, see what directory I'm in, etc. CTRL-ALT-1 switches to a different virutal-terminal with normal display properties.
If you think it's an issue with my .config, check it out:
These are my systems specifications:
Here is my dmesg:
The kernel built fine, so I assume it's not that process causing the problems. Here's my build process just in case:
Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks!