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Compiling the Linux kernel

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hello experts,

Recently I compiled new kernel 2.6.8 for my debian sarge test and I probably done something wrong and do not know what I'm missing there.

When I reboot and choose in lilo boot menu , boot with new kernel 2.6.8, initrd loads up no problem I get some lines of booting process on screen and after 1 sec my screen is blank, only what I can see is cursor mooving horizontaly on the botom of the screen.  Whole booting process, starts with loading kernel to memory and finising with my KDE desktop manager works fine only problem is that I cant see on screen what is going on. Once when I'm in KDE and I want to go to tty1 using ALT+F1 I also can see only black screen and cursor on the botom. To me it seems like tty1 is working normaly but only letters have a black colour becasue I tryed log in blindly and it works ! :-)

Does anybody have an experience with something like this?

Thank You All,

LUXANA
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by:bloemkool1980
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did you make initrd file ?
mkinitrd will explain
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by:zerofield
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I've actually had this same issue (ill never use anything but debian either, but thats unrelated).  If you go back and look at the boot logo, remove that.  There's a way to fix it and make it work, but why the hell bother if its just a little 1 inch tall penguin icon? :)

The bootup logo is in:

device drivers -> graphics support -> logo configuration

While in here, remove anything for virtual framebuffer support.  Unless you KNOW you want this, you dont need it.  Unless you see your exact card listed under "framebuffer support" you might as well disable that too.  Disable anything under console display driver.

Lock and load that kernel, give her a go.  If none of those work, let me know.
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by:Luxana
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guys

thanks for helping me and sorry for my delay..

bloemkool1980
yes I created initrd file..

zerofield
I disables those options but no result...I must still do mistake somewhere ..


I'll try to recompile it again.

now I'm running on 2.6.3 but this do not support my ati_ac`97 so that is the reason I need to recompile my kernel..

thanks both of you..

if you have som tips or ideas please let me know..

Luxana
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by:Luxana
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hello guys any other ideas please?

I still did not get it work !!! :-)


Luxana
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by:zerofield
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any way you can host your .config file on a site somewhere and link us the URL?
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by:Luxana
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guys I finally got it work I downloaded kernel 2.6.8.1 and it works.  Thanks for effort I'll ask EE_support to close this question.

./lubo
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