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Old 03-20-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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System crash after kernel upgrade

Hi, I am pretty new to linux.

I am running slackware 10.1 on a

Abit KV8 pro
AMD Athlon64 3200+
1024MB Ram
NVidia GeForce 6800 POV
Creative Audigy 2

Well, i managed to install everything correnctly, exept, my kernel was not running high memory support, so i compiled a new kernel.
I used these commands:

make mrproper
make menuconfig (using the /boot/config file)
make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

and moved the bzImage file to /boot/, and edited /etc/lilo.conf
then i ran "lilo"

and restarted.

Everything seemed to work fine, but after to minutes running X(KDE)
My system hangs completely, only thing to do is to het reset, but the same thing happens every single time i startx.

Please can anyone help me??

Ps. excuse my bad english

By the way, the kernel version is 2.4.29
Old 03-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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Maybe an agp issue, try Option "NvAGP" "0" in xorg.conf, see if X continue to hang
Old 03-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #3
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There is virtually no information here to diagnose the problem.

You are going to have to check your X logs and message logs. It's usually a good idea to move them to a different directory, restart syslog and try to reproduce the problem. This way you will have a fairly clean log history.

if you are making a considerable jump in between versions, you might want to select your kernel options by hand as there could be some missing dependancy or perhaps something has changed.

Rule of thumb, if something breaks and you are using an automated approach, just try it by hand.

If it only happens in X, it still could be anything and it might even be something as simple as AGP.

If you are running the nvidia drivers, did you reinstall them after reinstalling your kernel. The kernel module was most likely trashed when you did make module_install

Being nvidia drivers have been a huge headache for me. If you are using them, change your x config back to the original driver (nv).

Last edited by cylix; 03-20-2005 at 01:55 PM.
Old 03-20-2005, 02:09 PM   #4
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Nah, I haven't installed the nvidia drivers yet, i cannot stay in X long enough to download them, i am going to download them using my previous kernel image now, but what would that help??

thanks for the replies!!
Old 03-20-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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I'm sorry to bother you guys, but this seems to not work at all, I managed to download the NVidia drivers, but it only half-way installed, i got some kind of error message, but hell..
Maybe I should try to create a new kernel?? There should not be any difficulties using the old "/boot/config" file under "make menuconfig"?? the only thing I have to change is the High Memory support or??

I think it is pretty hard finding good information about this subjekt.
Anyone out there who could give me some kind of list of wich commands i should use??

Help please!!


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