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Old 08-24-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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Upgrading to 2.6 Kernel, ALSA, Udev (Try #2)


When upgrading to a 2.6 kernel, whati steps should be taken in installing the external ALSA (for upgradability) and udev?

Following the instructions here results in a kernel freezing at "ACPI:Thermal Zone [THRM] (0 C) with a blue underscore on the screen. Around a minute after this, the entire thing restarts spontaneously. I suspect this may be a framebuffer problem.

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Old 08-24-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
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i download and compile alsa manually
(drivers, libs, oss, and utils) for each kernel.

there are official packages for udev.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 05:57 PM   #3
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What makes me wonder is why the 2.6.12.5 framebuffer won't run with Slackware.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 06:08 PM   #4
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You may have missed some option in kernel config...

With a nvidia card, I configure framebuffer as :
Code:
CONFIG_FB=y
CONFIG_FB_VESA=y
# CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA is not set :)
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA is not set :)
CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT=y
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_FONTS=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y
CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y
Maybe try disable ACPI Thermal Zone in config too, I don't know
 
Old 08-24-2005, 07:02 PM   #5
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If I do enable the nVidia framebuffer, wouldn't that conflict with the nVidia driver?
 
Old 08-25-2005, 04:27 AM   #6
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Do not enable nVidia framebuffer, refer to my post :
Code:
# CONFIG_FB_NVIDIA is not set
 
Old 08-26-2005, 11:57 PM   #7
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Disabling ACPI just got rid of the ACPI messages, pushing the end to the fb0 line.

Also, using a copy of those lines in my config, replacing the previous video ones, didn't fix it. I got this exact same error on a copy of the 2.6.12.4 vanilla kernel in Gentoo. The patched kernel worked flawlessly. Should I try a patched 2.6 kernel?

EDIT: Okay, the 2.6.12.5, 2.6.11.9, and 2.6.10 vanilla kernels won't. The 2.6.10 kernel worked last tie on Slackware, though.

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Old 08-27-2005, 04:48 AM   #8
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You shouldn't edit your kernel .config by hand, instead use make menuconfig/xconfig,
it will resolve dependencies for you
 
Old 08-27-2005, 05:24 PM   #9
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I went into menuconfig and re-checked those the one time. I used oldconfig for the older kernels, after copying over the .config.
 
  


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