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Old 07-29-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
riddlebox80
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recompiled kernel, and now I can only get to half of the webpages I go to.


I recently recompiled my kernel 2.4.20(downloaded the sources) under redhat 9 and used my .config from slackware which used to be on that system. But now when redhat boots it says iptables failed and I can only get to half of the webpages I visit. So I thought there must have been something in the kernel that I missed for iptables but I do not see anything? Can someone tell me where I have to go and what I have to enable to keep iptables happy? Thanks

p.s. the reason for the switch is because it is no longer my laptop I gave it to my girlfriend but told her in order for her to have it she has to keep linux on it(she likes redhat).
 
Old 08-03-2003, 02:09 AM   #2
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Well, considering redhat uses Sys V, and slackware uses BSD-style inits, it's not too hard to figure you'll have a couple problems. Probably wouldn't hurt just to spend a few minutes and go through xconfig/menuconfig or whatever to recompile it again. Mixing .configs between distros isn't the best idea, even when they are the same kernel version. RH and other distros often add parts into their kernels to add features or make up for other problems.

I'm not sure iptables failing is the problem, although havign your kernel config wrong is definitely a cause. More likely, you have a number of tcp/ip/firewall type things that are running into errors, and those add up to web pages only working on a random basis. Tracking them down, however, probably isn't worth the time.

Your best bet is to simply run the kernel compile normally (in this case, toss the slack .config), instead of trying to shortcut it with Slacks .config.

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