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Old 05-05-2003, 01:23 PM   #1
Crashed_Again
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Upgrade to 9.0?


Hello all. I have an extreme noob question here. I've recently been trying to compile the 2.4.20 kernel on RedHat 8.0 so that my webcam will work but I can't get the 'make xconfig' part to work correctly. Its on a laptop so its a pain in the butt to figure out what hardware I have and what I need in terms of modules and whatnot. So I was thinking of just upgrading to 9.0. I've never 'upgraded' before and I was wondering if it can cause problems or if its a breeze. Do you simply boot to the cd and choose upgrade and it will take care of the rest or will I possibly loose all my data and throw my laptop across the room?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-05-2003, 01:26 PM   #2
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And you call yourself a Guru.. shame on you..

What error messages you get with 'make xconfig' ? I wouldn't upgrade if all your needing to do is recompile the kernel? Have you tried maybe using 'make menuconfig' or does it give same type of problem? And is this a downloaded kernel from www.kernel.org or from redhat?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 01:33 PM   #3
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/me does not call himself a guru...linuxquestions.org does

I downloaded it from www.kernel.org . MasterC has been trying to help me with this for a while now. If you want to check out the dialog we've had go here.

What I do not understand is that I can use the 'xconfig' from my current kernel in the new one but it still fails. It boots up but all the USB stuff fails as well as my nic card. I am a kernel compiling newbie.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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haha.. you know you could just make the option of calling yourself a LQ Addict..

Anyways.. I skimmed thru most of it. It appears your doing the correct steps but are you selecting the correct modules, etc when making your config file from xconfig? After booting your new kernel, what does dmesg give you in output? That might help us determine why your nic is failing and usb? BTW, what kind of NIC do you have and what are you compiling for support for it? Same with the USB?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 01:58 PM   #5
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hehe don't be mad because yours says moderator. You know you could always quit being a mod and become a guru again.

I'm trying to compile support for a Logitech Webcam. The module only works in kernels 2.4.19 <= . Do you think it would be easier if I applied a patch to the kernel? Anyway here is the output of dmesg. I can't make any sense of it but maybe someone else can:

Linux version 2.4.20 (root@gogoeadadfea.com) (gcc version 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)) #1 SMP Sun May 4 19:43:11 EDT 2003
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 00000000000eee00 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000eee00 - 00000000000ef000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000ef000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000ffd0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffd0000 - 000000000ffe0000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000000ffe0000 - 0000000010000000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000feda0000 - 00000000fedc0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb80000 - 00000000ffc00000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fff80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65488
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 61392 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda3 hdc=ide-scsi
ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
No local APIC present or hardware disabled
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 1594.866 MHz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 3185.04 BogoMIPS
Memory: 256080k/261952k available (1555k kernel code, 5484k reserved, 536k data, 132k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
CPU: L1 I cache: 0K, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
CPU: L1 I cache: 0K, L1 D cache: 8K
CPU: L2 cache: 512K
CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU: After generic, caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 3febf9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Mobile CPU 1.60GHz stepping 04
per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 1463.19 usecs.
SMP motherboard not detected.
Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
Waiting on wait_init_idle (map = 0x0)
All processors have done init_idle
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd496, last bus=5
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Transparent bridge - Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/248c] at 00:1f.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:0b.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:0d.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:0b.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.6
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996 okir@monad.swb.de).
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1f.6
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:0b.1
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
ICH3M: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev f9
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1f.1
ICH3M: chipset revision 2
ICH3M: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xcfa0-0xcfa7, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xcfa8-0xcfaf, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: IC25N030ATCS04-0, ATA DISK drive
hdc: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2102, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
blk: queue c037d564, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hda: 58605120 sectors (30006 MB) w/1768KiB Cache, CHS=3648/255/63, UDMA(100)
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 >
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker http://www.scyld.com/network/eepro100.html
eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:08.0
eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 00:00:39:15:44:CE, IRQ 11.
Board assembly 000000-000, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: Detected Intel i845 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xf0000000
[drm] Initialized tdfx 1.0.0 20010216 on minor 0
[drm] AGP 0.99 on Intel i845 @ 0xf0000000 128MB
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.1.1 20010405 on minor 1
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:0b.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:0d.0
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 02:0b.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:1f.6
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000007
Yenta IRQ list 04b8, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000007
EXT2-fs warning (device ide0(3,3)): ext2_read_super: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 132k freed
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 19:48:13 May 4 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:0b.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 02:0d.0
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.0 to 64
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xefe0, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:1d.1
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1d.1 to 64
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xef80, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.0-1, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x46d/0xc001) is not claimed by any active driver.
Adding Swap: 522072k swap-space (priority -1)
usb.c: registered new driver usb_mouse
input0: Logitech USB Mouse on usb1:2.0
usbmouse.c: v1.6:USB HID Boot Protocol mouse driver


The ext3 error is my fault. I have compiled it with ext3 support before and the same things fail so it has nothing to do with that. I just forgot to do it the last time.
 
  


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