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Old 05-10-2007, 12:01 AM   #16
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I disabled OSS, rebuilt kernel, and now Alsa works. go figure?

Mouse started working by itself. I hate it when that happens. When I boot back to 2.4.33.3, I have to reconfigure mouse to get it to work, booting to 2.6.21.1 seems to reconfigure the mouse.

I enabled frame buffer support, VESA only. Didn't fix the blank display on boot. I enabled Framebuffer console support, and now the display works. Also, nVidia drivers install.

The last holdout seems to be my wireless nic. Belkin card, Atheros based. I built a madwifi slack package and installed it, but it didn't work. I still need to do some work on this before crying for help, but if anyone has any advice, I'm all ears
 
Old 05-10-2007, 03:08 AM   #17
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Hallo together,

if something works with your 2.4 Kernel and not with your 2.6 Kernel it would help to use (for example framebuffer)
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grep -i framebuffer .config
in the directory /usr/src/linux/2.4.33/ and in /usr/src/linux/2.6.xx/. This will help you to compare the different config-files for the kernels.
In the case that you have a correctly working 2.6 Kernel wich is to be updated, use "make oldconfig" wich only will ask you about new kernelfeatures.

Markus
 
Old 05-10-2007, 05:41 PM   #18
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madwifi are quite good drivers, I've used them, and they work great. There's a nice tutorial on their site and must support as well:

http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo

OSS is not much use anymore, it just messes things up. I don't compile it into any of my kernels.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 09:39 PM   #19
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Lesson of the day. Wireless doesn't work very well if you don't enable wireless extensions when you compile your kernel :-)

I removed madwifi, enabled wireless extensions, recompiled kernel, reboot, compile and install madwifi. Wooooo...we have internet!! We have sound, we have a console, we have nVidia drivers! We have a working 2.6.21.1 kernel! After a week or so of why-doesn't-this-work-hell, I have forgotten why I did this in the first place. I think because someone said Wine worked better with a 2.6 kernel....

I think I've finally learned enough about linux and compiling kernels that I can be official declared as dangerous :-)
 
Old 05-10-2007, 11:07 PM   #20
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I think I've finally learned enough about linux and compiling kernels that I can be official declared as dangerous :-)
welcome to the club, we'll have to get you a t-shirt and show you the secret handshake.. :P
 
  


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