silent boot on newly compiled 2.6.20kernel
I have newly compiled and installed the new 2.6.20Kernel on slack11 and something strange happened - slack seems to boot all fine without giving any boot messages (screen totally black/blank) - i waited a few minutes and tried to 'startx' and the default KDE GUI started normally - however there is no sound and my network card is not seen (I know cos i'm unable to browse my 192.168.1.1 router)
has anyone ever had such experience?
I believe I compiled the kernel successfully as it boots successfully.
i compiled manually: downwloaded 2.6.20kernel... tar -xjvf file.name.bz2..... make xconfig (save) .... make ... make modules_install ..... copied System.map and bzImage to '/noot/ .... edited '/etc/lilo.conf .... run lilo ..... and rebooted!
any suggestion welcome!
Framebuffer device support
To solve this issue you should enable the frambuffer support in your kernel.
make menuconfig (i prefer the terminal interface not x)
go inside devices driver
and graphic support you should enable the following:[*] Enable firmware EDID
<*> Support for frame buffer devices
[*] Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers
<*> VGA 16-color graphics support
[*] VESA VGA graphics support
make sure that in your .config file you have something like:
# Console display driver support
# CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE_ROTATION is not set
# CONFIG_FONTS is not set
This should works for sure.
Hope this help