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Old 12-27-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
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kernel questions

ok i have just installed kernel 2.6 on mandrake 9.2 and i have a few questions

when i boot up it just shows a blank screed for awhile then gdm pops up and asks for password ( dosn't show the boot screen thingy) so i told lilo to use

but i want to use lilo with the graphics is there a way to do this

also when i boot up it tells me

starting loopback interface [failed]
and then it says somthing about that adress has already been taken

and i get a mesage that says : modprobe failed QM_MODULES function not implemented ( i get this message when ever somthing fails )

also my sound doesn't work i run draksound and it tells me that i can use any of these drivers ali_5455 i810_audio nvaudio snd_intel8xo
on my old kernel i was using the intel driver but none work

and when i tryed to dial into the inet through kppp it says to make sure the right device is on /dev/modem or somthing like that

one more thing how do i compile stuff into the kernel i used to use the kernel config tool in the kdecontrol panel but it doesn't work so what do it do after doing make xconfig and save those settings

ok thats all for now thanks!!!
Old 12-27-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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Well for your first problem, most likely you left out support for framebuffering.

Not sure on the loopback address? Do you perhaps have somewhere stating it twice, like in your startup scripts or hosts file?

The module failed, not sure. Maybe you didn't compile a particular module your system is trying to load or its an older module that wasn't removed.

Your sound you most likely didn't add the correct support for your card.

Your modem, well sounds to me that you don't have a link of your actual stty or com port to /dev/modem

What were the exact steps you took into compiling your kernel? Seems to me you didn't do them properly and or in order, etc.
Old 12-27-2003, 09:47 PM   #3
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the steps that i took in compiling were

make mrproper
make xconfig
make bxImage
make modules
make modules_install
make install


i think that is it

how do i recompile modules into the kernel do i have to do all of the previous steps or is there a shorter way


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