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Old 06-18-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.6 boots to blank screen

Sorry in advance for the lack of information, but after upgrading to 2.6.6 I just get a blank screen after selecting this kernel under lilo. I already upgraded to 2.6.5, and that went fine. This time I tried patching to 2.6.6. I don't remember seeing any error messages or anything.

First thing I tried was checking if the checksum was correct on the patch I downloaded, but it must have got deleted.

I'm probably going to just install the whole 2.6.6 from scratch without patching from 2.6.5. Before I do, could someone tell me where the location of log files related to the kernel would be so I can see if there were any errors during the build?

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-18-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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Why don't you try other video modes, this may help.
Old 06-19-2004, 12:48 AM   #3
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you'd think they would enable all the framebuffer options by default. lots of people get the blank screen search the forums or google.
Old 06-19-2004, 04:38 AM   #4
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also don't forget to re-load /sbin/lilo everytime you install a new kernel. and try not to use bootup logo, coz i can't figure that out either
Old 06-19-2004, 08:54 AM   #5
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Almost the same thing happened when I installed the 2.6.7 kernel, except this time it faded to a light grey screen. I figured this must be something to do with the framebuffer options as I was playing with them to try and get a higher resolution and the bootup logo, I'll try searching to see if anyone's had the same problem.


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