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Old 07-18-2007, 02:50 AM   #16
Crash90
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I am SOOOOOO close I can taste it!!!

Installed gcc (found out that I had to HAVE GCC about 15 minutes after I posted a few problems, google really is your friend) and I have gotten as far as extracting, configuring, and INSTALLING the kernel. However, GRUB is refusing to grab the newest kernel. I have copied over the .config file and system.map file.

Looking into the /boot/grub file I see both the old kernel files and the new kernel files. How do I get GRUB to grab the right kernel?

EDIT:

GREAT SUCCESS! After searching on google, I found out how to edit my grub.conf file to give me the option of booting into the new kernel! After a few misfires of putting in the wrong partition and root, I am finally able to make it all the way into the new kernel GUI!!!

One problem, my mouse no longer works! When getting a full boot up for the firs time on this kernel, it searched for new hardware and found A. Generic mouse (I have a logitech), I asked Linux to configure it and it did so. Now it does not work.

B. Generic Broadcom ethernet card - I set it to use dhcp for a configuration.

ANy idea's on how to get my mouse to work? Some kernel tweaking perhaps?




Of course d/ling slackware w/ an already update kernel would be much, much easier. Who knows, my broadcom card might even work right out of the box!

After reading your article on how the pain that Fedora causes, I think it is time to use slackware.

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Old 07-18-2007, 03:36 PM   #17
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Installing Slackware

Well after fooling around w/ the mouseconfig for Fedora and not being able to enable my mouse I have formatted Fedora!

I will be d/l ing the ISO files for slackware (6 cd's!) and installing it tonight. I have found a great tutorial (complete with pictures!) that should run me from start to finish.

Very excited. Even though Fedora was a PAIN. I still love Linux. It is so much fun to work in and is almost like a like a puzzle. You have to search and find the right stuff. It is so rewarding when you get things to work (like compiling/installing/booting the 2.6 kernel!)
 
Old 07-19-2007, 01:18 AM   #18
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Well after fooling around w/ the mouseconfig for Fedora and not being able to enable my mouse I have formatted Fedora!

I will be d/l ing the ISO files for slackware (6 cd's!) and installing it tonight. I have found a great tutorial (complete with pictures!) that should run me from start to finish.
I'm sure that the Fedora-heads will be upset, but you are sure to be much happier with Slackware. I know that I have really enjoyed playing with and tweaking my set up to get it fully functional and lean as well.

As far as your mouse is concerned, if you are using an external mouse through a USB, you need to make sure you have the USB portion of the kernel set for just about everything you can. It is suggested highly that you know exactly the cards and devices installed in your computer. Go through the xconfig screen item by item and be sure that you have all your devices selected.

If you are using the newest version of Slackware, you will have a 2.6.x installed by default. That will help fix a lot of your problems, and will allow you to view and hear Flash media and other stuff that 2.4.x kernels don't support.

Good luck in Slackware land.

Blessed be!
Pappy
 
  


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