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Old 05-29-2004, 04:44 AM   #1
lepricaun
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recompiled kernel, but don't want x to start


hi all,

I've recompiled my kernel (2.4.20-8) in REDHAT 9.0, but i don't want x to start with this specific kernel, but i want it to start with the original kernel..


also with the new kernel i get the message that something is wrong with the ip-table during startup, it [FAILED]

and this also happens with the usb-uhci....

the only thing i did with the new kernel is changed the cpu type and supported NTFS read only...

this i did with the make xconfig command, for the rest i kept everything the same...


i'm pretty new to unix/linux and this is the first time i ever compiled a kernel....



any hints would be greatly appreciated...


ps, i've been searching google for over 2 hours now, but i haven't found anything usefull yet...
only info on how to compile the kernel and configure it, but not about these specific things!
 
Old 05-29-2004, 06:54 AM   #2
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You mean you want to boot to your new kernel but then change back to your old kernel when X starts?! That's not possible.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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Make sure you're building uhci and full IP tables support - I think building them as modules is default in Redhat. But for NTFS you could just install the RPM from http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net and use the default Redhat kernel.

As for X not starting - either you have missed some critical support in the kernel configuration - agpgart or DRI for your chipset perhaps? Or you use a binary driver (ATI or Nvidia user?) which relies on a specific kernel version. If so, download the tar.gz package of the driver and build it against your own kernel.


Håkan
 
Old 05-29-2004, 09:32 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Komakino
You mean you want to boot to your new kernel but then change back to your old kernel when X starts?! That's not possible.
I think he means that when he chooses his old kernel from LILO/GRUB, he wants X to automatically startup, but if he chooses the new kernel, he doesn't want X to automatically startup.

I'm not really sure why you would want to do this, but I don't think it's possible.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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I think he means that when he chooses his old kernel from LILO/GRUB, he wants X to automatically startup, but if he chooses the new kernel, he doesn't want X to automatically startup.
that's exactly what i mean, let me explain:

on the default kernel i've installed the latest nvidiadriver to play ut2004, but when i launch my new kernel, it automatically starts x, but fails doing so, since XF86Config isn't correct... when i install the nvdia driver again with the new kernel the problem is solved,
but when i launch my default kernel again, it has the same problem as the custom kernel before installing the driver...

so that's why i want the custom kernel not to start x, so i can test the custom kernel and play with it, without having to install the driver over and over again if i want to play a game...

and somehow when i play ut2004, it runs better with the default kernel, where i suppose to have a PII cpu, then with the custom kernel, although i've said here it is a PIV....

i think this is really strange....


the only thing i can think of to solve the above problem, is to create another partition and make my system triple boot... one windows xp, one redhat 9 default kernel, and one red hat9 custom kernel...
i just hope this isn't necessary...
 
  


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