Apologies in advance for a long post...I wanted to make sure I covered everything I did up to this point.
Running slackware current w/Alien Bob's KDE 4.7.4 packages. Attempting to install Kernel 3.1.5 but not having much luck.
It appears to not even boot far enough to get any messages in the log files or in the bootlogd /var/log/boot file.
The steps I took using Alien Bob's "Building a Linux Kernel from source" as a reference:
xauth merge ~alpha/.Xauthority
gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 0x6092693E
gpg --verify linux-3.1.5.tar.sign linux-3.1.5.tar
tar -xf linux-3.1.5.tar
ln -s linux-3.1.5 linux
zcat /proc/config.gz > /usr/src/linux/.config
(pressed ENTER for the default answers to all the new options)
make bzImage modules
cp arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-cabgeneric-smp-3.1.5-smp
cp System.map /boot/System.map-cabgeneric-smp-3.1.5-smp
cp .config /boot/config-cabgeneric-smp-3.1.5-smp
cp -a /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-188.8.131.52-smp /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-3.1.5-smp
Added the following to lilo.conf.
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-cabgeneric-smp-3.1.5-smp
initrd = /boot/initrd-3.1.5-smp.gz
root = /dev/sda2
label = 3.1.5Linux
# Linux bootable partition config ends
mkinitrd -c -k 3.1.5-smp -f ext3 -r /dev/sda2 -m usb-storage:pcmcia_core:pcmcia:mmc_core:ssb:modprobe:ehci-hcd:mbcache:jbd:ext3 -u -o /boot/initrd-3.1.5-smp.gz
Rebooted to test the new kernel and the loading process just stopped.
Had to force a reboot and try again but the loading process stopped again but at a different place.
The last line it would stop at was one of the following (paraphrasing):
smbus...right before the first drm message...
hub 3-0:1.0 4 ports detected...shortly after OHCI Host Controller...
shpchp...Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller...
parport0...pc style @ 0x378...
Where it stopped loading was not consistent.
If I try loading the new kernel with:
I get as far as the bash prompt...just not sure where to go from there.
On one occasion it appeared as if it was going to completely boot up. Right after the screen text changes when kms kicks in the screen cleared and I was left with a blinking cursor in the upper left corner.
On another occasion right after kms kicks in it stopped with the last line being (paraphrasing):
drm...registered panic notifier
Anyway...Does anyone have any ideas/pointers? Did I miss something obvious?
Thanks in advance for any information.
Cheers & Thanks
eMachines w3503 Desktop
Intel Celeron D 356
Ati Radeon Xpress 200
1 GB Memory