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Old 06-12-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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kernel boot hang

I'm running slackware -current with lilo. I used the old .config file so i know it works. it loads the kernel then the screen goes blank, only showing about 4 blue pixels at the top center of my laptop screen.
Old 06-12-2005, 01:24 AM   #2
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Did you upgrade from a 2.4 kernel? If so, this is a known common problem. Search the thread started by DaOne, the answer is in there.
Old 06-12-2005, 07:13 AM   #3
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DaOne's threads are:

Searching the thread "compiling ..." may seem a little daunting as there are hundreds of replies. The screen-blank part starts at post 16
Old 06-14-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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Depends upon how you got the kernel. Did you install
Pat's packages from /testing, or did you roll your own? If you got
the source and compiled your own kernel, you should read the
instructions Linus wrote in ./linux- And there
is a good quick little guide here, but I wouldn't do that last thing
with the symlink in rc.local...not necessary. Otherwise,
you can build your kernel where and how Linus says without any
problems. You cannot use a 2.4 series .config for a 2.6 series kernel.

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