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Old 05-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hi I,m building my 2nd Blfs I have got to The Driver section, I,m building it on the same machine I used last time with Problems with the Drivers
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My Question is is it worth trying earlier vesa drivers? If so can i change to an earlier driver if it still wont work eg vesa 2.2.0 then change to the previous version?
 
Old 05-28-2011, 01:36 AM   #2
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Hi,

The main problem in your previous try seemed to be the kernel version and lack of good support for your graphics device. If I remember correctly, using the vesa driver did not work either.

You might want to check the latest stable kernel (2.6.39 at the moment). If you look at the change log it seems that some work has been done related to the i915 driver.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 01:56 AM   #3
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I have got this from Ubuntu forums https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/maveric...2.0-1ubuntu5.2
Yes I could not get any screen at all on the machine although it worked when put in different machine.
Do you think that a newer kernel "mightbe" the ans as apposed to going backwards
 
Old 05-28-2011, 02:18 AM   #4
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Ubuntu 10.10 uses the 2.6.35 kernel (probably altered by the Ubuntu team). Besides that, I'm not sure if you can use that specific Ubuntu package and build it under LFS.

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Yes I could not get any screen at all on the machine although it worked when put in different machine.
Do you think that a newer kernel "mightbe" the ans as apposed to going backwards
I think it is worth a try, although there are no guarantees.

You already know that previous kernels did not seem to work on that specific piece of hardware. Your previous attempt was with LFS 6.7 (kernel 2.6.35.4) and you did try to upgrade to 2.6.38. Both failed. I'm assuming you are using LFS 6.8 at the moment, which uses kernel 2.6.37 and there is a high probability that this will also not work.

About downgrading: I don't have any experience with downgrading the kernel (to a lower version than initially used in LFS). If you do want to try this you need to go back to a kernel version that is older then 2.6.35.

Just to be sure: I still believe this issue is kernel related, changing to a different X or xserver version won't solve this issue.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 02:31 AM   #5
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I,m building 6.7 again I will continue with the book as it is I know I can change the kernel if I get the same result as before (expected) thks again
 
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Hi again I have built my 2nd blfs with intel graphics as per book, I got the grey screen when running
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X -retro -config ~/xorg.conf.new
I have 1 problem mouse dosn't work, the Keyboard didn't work fixed that via old thread cheers Druuna, I adjusted all the settings in xorg.config that was suggested, I get
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EE AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePointer no synaptics device found
ALL FAULTS POINT TO ALPS.
Now to set the kernel again /usr/share/doc/linux-2.6.35 then do I run the commands as before
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make mrproper etc etc
then find the settings for synaptics?
My querey is location of Linux-2.6.35 is this correct /usr/share/doc/. AS other post pointed to /usr/src ??

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Old 05-28-2011, 02:36 PM   #7
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Hi,

The default place to unpack the kernel is /usr/src.

Have a look at this post.

If I look at the kernel options I do find this one:
Device Drivers -> Input device support -> Mice - > Synaptics I2C Touchpad support

BTW: Do check these options, maybe your laptop is among them:
Device Drivers -> X86 Platform Specific Device Drivers

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #8
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Thats why i queried it The lfs book shows "8.3.3. Contents of Linux
Installed files:
config-2.6.35.4, vmlinux-2.6.35.4-lfs-6.7-2.6.35.4, and System.map-2.6.35.4

Installed directories:
/lib/modules, /usr/share/doc/linux-2.6.35.4"


And when I went through that post It confused me,
By the way strange xorg screen works this time No fidderling with anything.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #9
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Hi,

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Thats why i queried it The lfs book shows "8.3.3. Contents of Linux
Installed files:
config-2.6.35.4, vmlinux-2.6.35.4-lfs-6.7-2.6.35.4, and System.map-2.6.35.4

Installed directories:
/lib/modules, /usr/share/doc/linux-2.6.35.4"

And when I went through that post It confused me,
Yes, it does. In my opinion the LFS team should have added some information about the de facto location of the kernel source files. The only "hint" it provides is in one of the warning boxes (8.3.1. Installation of the kernel)

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By the way strange xorg screen works this time No fidderling with anything.
I am glad to read that, but puzzling though Maybe something did go wrong in your previous attempt.
 
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I must say things do go easier the 2nd time I understand more thks for all your help I,ll be back though
 
  


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