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Old 08-15-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Black screen when booting new Kernel 2.6.16

I just finished compiling the new Kernel 2.6.16 and have kept the old Kernel 2.4.22-xfs and when I try to choose the Kernel 2.6.16 to boot from then I don't see all those texts message while booting and it just go straight to the Browser (I have a Kiosk Browser). If I press CTRL+ALT+DEL all I get is also a blank screen and I can't the prompt. I can type in commands like reboot or exit and it works.

If I boot using the old Kernel 2.4.22-xfs then I see the text screen messages while booting and all the way to the browser and if I press CTRL+ALT+DEL then I see the prompt and I can type the command and see the results.

While booting using the old kernel, I typed this

lspci and get this results.

0000:00:00.0 Host Bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: Interl Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
0000:00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
0000:00:0d.0 Network controller: RaLink RaLink RT2500 802.11 Cardbus Reference Card (rev 01)
0000:00:0f.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 03)
0000:00:11.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone] (rev 24)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)

I've read some of the previous posts that it has something to do with the video card driver/modules compiled?
Do I have to recompile my kernel again and select only a specific video card module?

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Common problem. Search the forum for framebuffer and kernel-2.6. Basically
you forgot to include the framebuffer options for the console. Look through
your .config file, or use your favourite method of make <choice>config ...

Old 08-16-2006, 02:33 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I got new kernel running and I get the texts messages during boot up.

I've added the following below during "make menuconfig"

*Frame buffer.
ATI Radeon display support (Old driver) (FB_RADEON_OLD)
* Console display driver support
VGA text console (VGA_CONSOLE)
Framebuffer Console support (FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE)


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