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Old 02-18-2004, 01:53 AM   #1
Itzac
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No console after compiling 2.6 kernel


I just compiled a 2.6 kernel, but when it boots up I get a blank screen after the boot loader. If I wait a second I can actually log in as root and run the reboot command, but I don't actually see any of this (doing it blind). I'm pretty sure I'm just missing an option when I run make xconfig, but I don't know for the life of me what it might be. Also, I have 'vga = 773" in my lilo.conf so the console is in 1024x768 mode.

Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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You need to add framebuffer support to your kernel :

From the sticky about compiling a 2.6.0 kernel : (original post by jymbo)

1.) To prevent the "blank screen" that most new 2.6 kernel users often get on their first build, make sure that the following options are enabled:

# Graphics support
#
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
#
# Console display driver support
#
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_PCI_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y

#
# Logo configuration
#
CONFIG_LOGO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_MONO=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_VGA16=y
CONFIG_LOGO_LINUX_CLUT224=y
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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On a whole different note, where can I define an environment variable so it's set for all sessions and all users? I'm tired of setting QTDIR by hand all the time. And I don't feel like adding it to everyone's .bashrc.

Thanks,
 
Old 02-19-2004, 03:46 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Itzac
On a whole different note, where can I define an environment variable so it's set for all sessions and all users? I'm tired of setting QTDIR by hand all the time. And I don't feel like adding it to everyone's .bashrc.

Thanks,
/etc/profile

or add a script to the /etc/profile.d/ directory.
I have qt.sh script in there that does just that, if you install Qt using the official Qt packages from slackware, this script should be installed.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 04:39 AM   #5
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Try vga=773
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:24 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ghostwalker
Try vga=773
doesn't 2.6 shy away from this syntax
 
Old 02-19-2004, 05:38 PM   #7
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hi, i really dont know what file to modify so i can get framebuffer support and the cute lil pinguin , =P
any help would be appreciated
 
Old 02-20-2004, 06:10 PM   #8
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I had to fiddle around with xconfig to see the actual option names so I could set all that up. Works now, thanks George666. The same thing should help you, G-fahmah, just go into the options menu in xconfig and click Sow Names to be sure you get all the right options. Next step is getting XFree86 up and running with the new kernel.

Thanks folks,
 
  


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