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Old 07-28-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Kernel Compiles and loads but still some questions

Well, i decided to dive in feet first and try to get a kernel compiled and working. -- and if yer gonna try something new, go big or go home - so i got the current 2.6.7 sources.

Anyway, long story short - i configed and compiled here tonight, and installed. Everything seemed to be going good - little hitch with nvid drivers - but was able to resolve on my own [Booyeah, that must mean i'm learning something]

Anyway -when i booted into kde i've noticed that any harddrive access and loading seemes to really hog processing power -- Mozilla opens and my mp3 player stutters. Now i suspect this is a sign i forgot to compile something in that i needed -- but i'll figure that one out eventually

My main question is - when i boot the new kernel - my consol resolution is really big - and i'd like to know how to set it down to whatever it was runnning @ w/ my 2.4.XX [slack 10 stock]
so my 2nd question i guess is how do i find out what the consol WAS running at w/ my 2.4 kernel
(i think i can still boot into the old to find out)

Other Question is a general Slackware question - i have an 2nd box i had running linux experimenting with different distros. anyway last night i installed slack10 on it. [Of all the ones i've tried, slack makes the most sense to me,... sometimes, when its not confusing me]
I just went with a full install and walked away, figuring i'd clean it up later. anyway, when came back and loged in a root for first configureation stuff, i noticed the hostname, was not the name i'd set. it was using one that had been set on the previous linux install. Hows this, since i have both repartioned and reinstalled a different distro.

Sorry this is kinda a rambling post with a few different questions, but i'm really tired and barely coherant tongiht. also please pardon all spelling mistakes.

Old 07-29-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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What do you call console resolution, text is bigger ? Did you compile your kernel with vesa framebuffer and console framebuffer support ?

To change quickly your hostname, run as root :

hostname <new hostname>

or you can change it with netconfig
Old 07-29-2004, 09:36 AM   #3
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Framebuffer supprot is something i'll have to check - but i think thats prolly what it was
thanks for the responce



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