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Old 03-15-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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Runlevel5 services failing after updating to 2.6.4

Suse 9 on p350/256MB/8GBhdd

I just downloaded, configured, and installed the 2.6.4 on Suse9, and during the bootup process runlevel 5, many services are failing-

failed services in runlevel 5:

syslog hotplug resmgr portmap sshd cups xinetd nscd cron xdm

skipped services in runlevel 5:

pcmcia smbfs acpid splash

If I boot to the old kernel (2.4.21.... -default suse9 kernel) everything works fine.

I have compiled kernels numerous times in the 2.4.x series, but this was my first attempt at 2.6.x- makes me feel like a newb again.

Part II:

I don't really care about this, but I would also like to know why the blue splash screen went away on my new kernel but is still there with the old one. I duplicated the grub entry (I'm used to lilo) to look just like the old grub entry, but with the updated kernel.

Part III:

A big reason for going for the upgraded kernel (besides experimentation) was because I was having dma problems with my IDE hdd. I did alot of googling and figured out that it was something to do with the way the 2.4.21-up kernels dealt with UDMA. Still getting the same problem with the new kernel as well, so I added to grub ide=nodma to kill the long timeouts and error messages- something about:

dma timeout error: status=0x58
dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x61

Drive works fine under 2kpro, and is on the same controller as another IDE drive that has no DMA problems.

Any insight??

Old 03-15-2004, 10:05 PM   #2
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try booting to runlevel 3 also make sure you have pci hotplug, pcmcia, usb printer support, acpi, and bootsplash configured as (y)
Old 03-24-2004, 04:39 PM   #3
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Your subject line problem was solved for me by disabling kernel preemption. Hope this helps...

-- Eric


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