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Re: recent kernel probs

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Subject: Re: recent kernel probs
From: Guido Guenther <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 10:03:23 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from on Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 02:44:21AM -0400
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On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 02:44:21AM -0400, George Gensure wrote:
> I've been keeping busy trying to keep a working kernel for a set of lab 
> machines (indy r5ks) running linux, and as of a couple of days ago, I 
> haven't been able to build a kernel that does not simply blank the 
> screen and draw a non-blinking cursor where the mouse had been in the 
> prom.  I can boot from the stock vmlinux-2.4.3.ecoff kernel, and i can 
> write that kernel to the volume header to boot locally.  However, when I 
> try to rebuild and boot a later kernel, with the X-ish support that I 
> need, it errors as above.  It feels as if I've done something to the 
> system to deserve this kind of punishment.  Can anyone help?
The blank screen with non-blinking cursor looks exactly like what I saw
when I compiled the kernel with debian binutils. There
were patches missing and so the kernel got miscompiled. Try to compile
with or try the 2.4.5 kernel images in the debian archives.
 -- Guido

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