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Hello there, first sorry for my bad english, its not my mother tongue.. Well, i've installed slackware 11.0 few days ago and i've noticed that if I want to use ...
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- 03-10-2007 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2007
Seeing blank screen after updating kernel
Well, i've installed slackware 11.0 few days ago and i've noticed that if I want to use my RTL8139 and Marvell net adapters I have to upgrad to kernel 2.6, well, i looked up this site and found out an excellent guide for doing this ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Slackware_10_1 )
I followed it step by step and everything went just fine except one little thing is when finally I typed 'lilo' to initialize it , it showed my an msg that goes something like that: "warning: master boot and system map are not on the same disk", well, I kind of ignored that just for its being a simple warning and typed finally 'reboot' and then lilo popped up, I chose my new kernel from the menu and unfortunately I had nothing on my screen, a totally blank screen but I heard my hard-drive is working so I realized that the booting process is happening but it doesn't show me nothing, while it was a black screen , I waited it to boot completely (just by hearing my hard-drive) and tried to log-in as root (while I see nothing on my screen).. well, I heard my hard-drive works again so I realized that it DOES work but it just shows me nothing.. well, I typed on my console (again, while I see a blank screen) a 'startx' and for my surprise it opened up my kde (from the new kernel, and it even made a cool sounds at the beginning so all the kernel compiling at the beginning was quite successful) so I realized that maybe there is some problem with my kernel modules so in the kde KConsole i typed 'xconfig' while im in /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199 and I chose all the modules that I thought that might help me figure it out (for example frame-buffer stuff and this kind of things), after closing the 'xconfig' i typed:
2) make modules
3) make modules_install
well, it made all this compiling process and then I tried to reboot.. and unfortunately while im still trying to boot it from the new kernel I still see a blank screen and hear that my hard-drive is booting it out :\
please help me because im kind of desperate already :\
I think im missing some part while im trying to update the kernel (I mean im missing some step from the steps i wrote above, after doing changed in the xconfig I mean).
- 03-12-2007 #2
- Join Date
- Jun 2005
There is no need to build your own 2.6 kernel
just use the binary packages from the second CD.