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Old 10-04-2004, 07:32 AM   #1
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Woody, DiNovo and kernel compile


Loads of stuff coming, so better not read any further if you dont't wanna hear wrecked man talking 'bout linux, dinovo and getting new kernel to work

Okay, here's the setup:

Debian Woody (r2)
Abit IC7-G m/b (has usb 2.0, so i include EHCI, UHCI and OHCI)
Logitech DiNovo Media Desktop (guessing it uses usb 1.1)

Once i get everything installed the system works fine. No software though so i have to apt-get stuff like less, make, lncurses-deve, emacs etc. Mostly everything needed to compile a newer 2.4.27 kernel. Why i need a new kernel is 'cause Intel Pro 1000/MT card is not working with stock 2.4.18 kernel, and i wan't to get my 9600XT working so i need newer xfree. Result = i need network going on.

Now you ask, "why not use" Intel's binary package? Well because compiling it works but modprobing not, since it's not compiled to the right kernel. I took the kernel sources (2.4.18) from install-cd but e1000 modules presumes i'm running 2.4.18-bf or whatever. So, no go, it just tells me "kernel version mismatch, you are using xxx and this was compiled against xxx". I try to modprobe it with -f flag, but that doesn't work either.

What the heck i say and download newest 2.4x series with another computer from kernel.org, try to compile it and needed modules. Everything goes fine, no warnings and the e1000 module is now included to kernel. I do lilo configs and run it and reboot. So now what? My keyboard and mouse are not working.

You may know this, yes, i'm pissed and frustrated.

I reboot again and try to use the stock kernel just to see that i indeed included all the necessery stuff to make my DiNovo work. UHCI, OHCI and EHCI are all compiled to kernel. Input layer and HID as well. No Bootp though so my keyboard should work but it doesn't.

And this is where i stop, 'cause i can not get any further by myself. Ideas?

And what did i just want to do? Get x working and open web-browser. All this for that

Ps. Yes, i've tried Mandrake and some others. They work fine from the beginning but i can't do kernel compile with them either, because i face the same issue; either keyboard is not working or kernel panic. (kernel panic was eventually solved using different root=/ parameter with lilo)

Pps. You really should stick with tried and tested hardware with linux, saves you from a lot of problems. Remember still the days with my 440BX, uu-uh, it just worked!

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Old 10-04-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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"No Bootp though so my keyboard should work but it doesn't."

Can you do a 'su' from the console, and then as root, a

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

to fix your keyboard and mouse?

Have you installed x-window-system and a windowmanager?

Last edited by macondo; 10-04-2004 at 08:48 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 09:08 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by macondo
"No Bootp though so my keyboard should work but it doesn't."

Can you do a 'su' from the console, and then as root, a

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

to fix your keyboard and mouse?

Have you installed x-window-system and a windowmanager?
How is that going to help me, since i have only changed running kernel? No changes have been made to xfree, in fact, it is not even installed at all. Computer just boots directly to runlevel 3. X and stuff was going to come later, when i have working network.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 09:24 AM   #4
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"Once i get everything installed the system works fine. No software though so i have to apt-get stuff like less, make, lncurses-deve, emacs etc."

Sorry, this threw me off.

"Mostly everything needed to compile a newer 2.4.27 kernel. Why i need a new kernel is 'cause Intel Pro 1000/MT card is not workin"

Every mind is a different world, i would have installed Sarge with the net-installer, problem solved, it comes with kernel 2.4.27 and newer apps.

Go back to the original kernel (2.4.18)

#apt-cache search kernel image 2.4

choose according to your processor

Ex:
#apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.27-1-686

answer the questions

/sbin/lilo

reboot

once you're in X,

#modconf whatever module
reboot

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Old 10-04-2004, 09:53 AM   #5
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Ok, i'm trying the sarge net-install. Will report back when it's done. Hope it gets sorted with this.

Just one quick question. Why are there drivers for my ICH5 and Silicon image SATA-RAID controllers on ide-side and SCSI side as well? There are two for each controller:

Quote:
piix (IDE chipset support)
siimage (IDE chipset support)
ata_piix (Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) Serial ATA 150 Storage)
sata_sil (CMD Technoloy Inc Silicon Image Serial ATARaid Controller)
I remember compiling 2.6.8.1 kernel as well, where was this issue also. Which ones to choose? All or just one each?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 11:01 AM   #6
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I can't answer your questions, i use an old box (PII), pretty simple.

Net installer
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

check with F1 and F3 at the prompt on the first screen.

type

expert

and any other parameters you find with the above mentioned function keys, choose sarge or sid, kernel 2.4 or 2.6 later on during the installation, skip the 'Choose applications' line in the installation menu, later on, install your apps with apt-get. At the end, don't forget to install x-window-system and a window manager. This saves a lot of headaches.

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Old 10-04-2004, 02:27 PM   #7
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Just tried both of these:

http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimag.../i386/current/
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

And they don't get me anywhere. Same issue with boths; freezes during cd-rom probing. My cd-rom drive - actually dvd-rw is NEC ND-2510 DVD±/DL

Although i burned them to cd-rw disk, just can not get any reason for that to fail the install.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:54 PM   #8
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i just tried sarge net-install with my ThinkPad T41 laptop just to figure out is the problem with the install-media or not, and i got a bit further. Laptop install stops when e1000 module can not be loaded. But hey, it finds cd-rom so thats a bit better
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:03 PM   #9
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At the boot prompt check F1-F8 and look at the options.

type:

linux2.6

(check if this is the correct form)
for example, i took the options: no acpi, no framebuffer, spanish keyboard, etc, there are a few for laptops.
 
  


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