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 126.96.36.199.27 debian binutils. There
were patches missing and so the kernel got miscompiled. Try to compile
with 188.8.131.52.31 or try the 2.4.5 kernel images in the debian archives.