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When I compiled the last kernel with your settings:
<*> Support for frame buffer devices <*> nVidia Framebuffer Support Console display driver support --->[*] Enable Scrollback Buffer in System RAM (128 ) Scrollback Buffer Size (in KB) --- Video mode selection support <*> Framebuffer Console support [ ] Framebuffer Console Rotation [ ] Select compiled-in fonts Logo configuration --->[*] Bootup logo[*] Standard black and white Linux logo[*] Standard 16-color Linux logo[*] Standard 224-color Linux logo
It booted with no display, like usual. But when I tried to startX i realized I hade to install the NVIDIA driver all over again for the newly recompiled kernel.
While I was installing the nvidia driver, it told me that there are conflicts with this driver and Nvidia framebuffer support. I am using the nvidia 9746 driver.
So I recompiled the kernel again, disabling NVIDIA framebuffer support. I rebooted and now it hangs at loading bzImage, it does not freeze, it just hangs. I thought I would mention this to you first.
I will now try your new instructions.
Ok when i looked at .config through emacs, i notices the vary first line under graphics which was CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID=y was set to disabled, dont know how I missed that.
Also I left nvdia framebuffer set to "disabled" because of the conflict with my NVIDIA 9746 driver.
Now all is well again and I can sucessfully boot the 184.108.40.206 Linux kernel.
Ok very good,
i want to tell you one thing,the new version of kernel is compatible with the udev bootscript on Slackware and not with hotplug so in order to use udev go to /etc/rc.d/ in this directory there is bootscript of slackware so if you want to disable one and enable other just make it unexecutable i mean by running the following
chmod -x rc.hotplug (disable the execute)
chmod +x rc.udev (enable the execute)
maybe you want also to enable some other like rc.wireless.conf if you have a wireless and rc.cups for the cups printing system
ok, so I went to compile the kernel again, because I left a few things out while trying to figure out my problem, and now it will not compile the NVIDIA module because it said that I have to compile it with the same compiler that was used to build the kernel. I think my problem began when I recompiled under the new kernel. It read in a forum somewhere that the NVIDIA module was looking for a specific version and could not find it so it canceled installation.
I did what I really did not want to do and reinstalled slackware 11.0
I will probably stay with this 2.4 kernel unless someone can make me understand what happened and how to NOT do it again.