Compiling t3h Kernel

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Post by Void Main » Sun Feb 09, 2003 6:39 am

He has more energy than me. :)

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Post by Doogee » Sun Feb 09, 2003 11:45 pm

well that was a waste of a few hours, now it wont boot to X and im using links oh well i tihnk ill get redhat tomorrow off my mate and install that instead, damn i need a bigger hard disk :P

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Post by Void Main » Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:26 am

You have to reinstall your NVIDIA drivers whenever you install a new kernel. It's in the tip. And if you followed it properly you should still have your old kernel on your boot menu.

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Post by Doogee » Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:10 am

number 1 i dont have an nvidia card number 2 i already tried that

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Post by Void Main » Mon Feb 10, 2003 2:59 am

You already tried what? What exactly went wrong? More details would be appreciated.

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Post by Doogee » Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:48 pm

Ive already tried booting into the other kernel. what went wrong was this: i finished compiling the new kernel and restarted the computer to boot into it and X wouldnt start

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Post by Void Main » Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:00 am

Did you install 3rd party drivers for whatever video card you do have? If so, like the nVidia drivers, they would need to be installed for the new kernel. What sort of problems did you have trying to boot your old kernel? Any error messages?

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Post by Doogee » Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:46 am

no i have some stupid sis onbaord card that i dont have anydrivers for apart from the stock one and i got one error on bootup saying i didnt have enough space something or other

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Post by Doogee » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:09 am

by the way i just typed startx in a console to see what errors it would give me and it said
FATAL SERVER ERROR-
"could not open default font 'fixed'"
and that is the only error i get
hrmm pretty weird but if its only a font problem it cant be too hard to fix...

... can it?

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Post by Void Main » Tue Feb 11, 2003 2:46 am

Is your "xfs" service running (font server)? When you were "making room" you didn't accidentally delete some fonts did you?

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Post by Doogee » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:23 am

i dunno, i installed some msttfont thing the other day but thats about all i can think of that i buggerized with fonts???

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Post by Void Main » Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:44 am

Had you restarted your machine after installing that msfont thing? If not, my guess is that is where the problems with X started. There is no way compiling the kernel messed up your fonts, and it is true that X will not start without the default fonts. Do a "service xfs restart" and see if there are any errors, if not try and startx again.

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Post by Doogee » Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:28 am

i have redhat now :P

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