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Old 07-12-2002, 01:08 PM   #1
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Question X and Kernel Problems


I'm having 2 probs right now with my Debian (Potato upgraded to Woody) install:

1) After i compiled the 2.4.18 kernel, my usb mouse seems to have stopped working. I selected Input Core and enabled under USB, the HID devices option.

I may have to recompile the kernel. How do I go about doing this?

2) X doesn't seem to be working.....I get an error message that deb module couldn't be found and some xinit errors (one is a errno3).

I tried to look in /var/log for the XFree log file but I can't find it.

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-30-2002, 06:42 PM   #2
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You should check out The Linux Documentaion Project pages... they have HOW-TOs on lots of things (including how to compile a kernel). In a nutshell, you need to do the following:
+ Get a kernel, either from or on your install CD.
+ Unpack it to /usr/src/linux (and possibly keep a backup copy of the kernel that may already by there).
+ run
-+ make xconfig (if you want to configure it graphically)
-+ make dep
-+ make clean
-= make bzImage (with a capital I)
-+ make bzlilo (not always necessary)
-+ make modules (you'll find out about these in the docs)
-+ make modules_install (with an _underscore_)
+ Reboot your machine and cross your fingers.

I would advise that you look at the documentation now because there may be steps that I have forgotton.

The error log file you should find is /var/log/XFree86.X.log, where the X is normally either 0 or 9 (or both... I have both files).

Hope this helps.


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