Problems with 2.6.2 kernel in text mode/booting
Alright, I've taken the plunge and compiled the 2.6 Kernel. And recompiled it. Again, and again, and again. The kernel *does* boot, but for whatever reason I can't get into any terminals outside of X. I'm running Mandrake 9.2... and after I select the 2.6.2 kernel in the LILO bootloader, the screen goes blank until X starts and the login screen comes up. Ctrl+Alt+F1 yields a garbled screen, I can't see any text at all.
I have read the post-halloween document. I have enabled "y" to CONFIG_VT, CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE, CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE, CONFIG_INPUT, and even made sure that fonts are configured (CONFIG_FONTS=y, CONFIG_FONT_8x8=y, CONFIG_FONT_8x16=y). I've also tried setting vga=normal in /etc/lilo.conf with no avail.
I've pretty much run out of ideas. I would settle for this, except that 1) it's bugging me that I can't get it to work, and 2) If X ever craps out I'm screwed. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks