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Old 02-12-2002, 11:40 PM   #1
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Kernel problems. :(


Finally installed my first kernel. Everything seemed to go very well. It seems to load up fine, but when I get into the "K Login" I can't do anything. Neither the mouse or keyboard works. How do I go about fixing it? I upgraded from 2.2.20 to 2.4.17 . I can get a working login from the resue disk, but it still says 2.2.20? Is this right? Also, I have all these "vmlinuz" files in the /boot directory. Should I just change the ones I'm not using to ".old" or just 'rm' them? I never used them in the first place. They got there from a 'dselect' session gone wrong. :P How can I tell that it is in fact using the 2.4.17 kernel? Any help would be appriciated.


 
Old 02-13-2002, 12:19 AM   #2
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sounds to me as if you didn't configure lilo to boot the new kernel with a new entry to load it from...
 
Old 02-13-2002, 02:05 AM   #3
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Nevermind. Forgot the USB support. Everything is good now.
 
Old 02-13-2002, 02:05 AM   #4
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it's a very good idea not to use a graphical boot or login when changing kernels. the best thing to do is to change to a text based login, and, when you've made sure that X and everything else is working correctly, change it back to a graphical login.

you can get the current kernel version by typing

uname -r

at the command line.
 
Old 02-13-2002, 06:07 PM   #5
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I never do anything major in any GUI. Got the kernel working great! Better than I though for my first kernel.
 
  


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