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Author Topic: new 5.9 kernels ready to test  (Read 15707 times)

caitlyn

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 04:58:55 pm »

Am I correct in assuming that both of these kernels have the generic IDE option turned on?  Any reason I can't try the 2.6.24.3 kernel with VL-Mini.  I had downloaded that from kernel.org for that purpose to see if Mini and/or Light will work on my Libretto.  You may have just saved me some time and work :)
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uelsk8s

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 05:03:45 pm »

That would be a good Assumption  ;D
These should work any any version of 5.9
Let us know if they work for you

Thanks,
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kukibl

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 10:29:31 am »

I've installed 2.6.24.3 kernel, everything is fine except installation of nvidia module. I get this message when I run #vlnvidia:

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If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
you either have configured kernel sources matching your
kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
on your system.

If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
installed on your system. If you specified a separate
output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the
kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify
their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or
the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.

 ???
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uelsk8s

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 10:40:00 am »

you will have to download and install new nvidia drivers to work with the 2.6.24.3 kernel.
We should have a new vlnvidia package built soon.
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kukibl

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 10:56:26 am »

you will have to download and install new nvidia drivers to work with the 2.6.24.3 kernel.
We should have a new vlnvidia package built soon.

Ok, I'll wait for vlnvidia package. Thank you, this was quick. :)
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toothandnail

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 11:36:16 am »

I've manually installed the 2.6.24.3 kernel, added an extra entry to my Grub menu.lst and I'm currently using it. Seems to be working fine (though no madwif drivers). After the first boot I ran 'depmod -A' as root and rebooted.

I'm getting a 'failed' message on 'setting up modules', though all the modules seem to be loaded. I can't see a problem, but I'm curious as to what could cause the error message. Can't see anything in either dmesg or syslog, so I'm not sure where else to look?

I'll try the other alternative later. In the meantime, I may see if my package building skills are up to building the madwifi drivers.

paul.
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uelsk8s

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 12:06:51 pm »

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I'm getting a 'failed' message on 'setting up modules', though all the modules seem to be loaded. I can't see a problem, but I'm curious as to what could cause the error message. Can't see anything in either dmesg or syslog, so I'm not sure where else to look?
rc.modules is trying to load the novmsplice module

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/sbin/modprobe novmspliceto
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novm=$(find /lib/modules/$(uname -r) -name novmsplice.ko)
echo $novm
if [ ! "x$novm" = "x" ];then
  /sbin/modprobe novmsplice
fi
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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 12:40:41 pm »

rc.modules is trying to load the novmsplice module

change the end of rc.modules from
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/sbin/modprobe novmspliceto
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novm=$(find /lib/modules/$(uname -r) -name novmsplice.ko)
echo $novm
if [ ! "x$novm" = "x" ];then
  /sbin/modprobe novmsplice
fi

I'd forgotten all about the vmsplice fix. Thanks, that fixed it. Now to see if I can get the latest madwifi to build...

paul.
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caitlyn

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008, 07:25:32 am »

Yep, I'm about to download the latest madwifi myself.  Otherwise, so far, 2.6.24.3 looks good on VL 5.9 Standard.  I'll try it with both Mini and Light soon.
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HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 08:21:12 am »

I am a little confused here: I thought all the VL5.9 kernels were CK1 patched kernels? Is this not true for the current VL 5.9 Standard kernel?
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uelsk8s

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 09:02:08 am »

I am a little confused here: I thought all the VL5.9 kernels were CK1 patched kernels? Is this not true for the current VL 5.9 Standard kernel?
No, the vl 5.9 std kernel is not CK patched
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kukibl

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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2008, 02:45:26 pm »

I've noticed one more problem - framebuffer. I've switched off bootsplash and use vga=791 option instead. It was working perfectly with VL5.9 stock kernel, but now with 2.6.24.3 most of the time it boots properly (shows text during boot), but sometimes I get black screen.

It is using vesafb module and nvidiafb module is blacklisted. What could cause this?
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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2008, 07:36:33 pm »

Was caitlyns reference to 'generic IDE option turned on' referring (on some level) to no libata or at least some sort of alternative to libata?  The reason I ask is that my laptop (afaik) doesn't play well with libata; it plays but PAINFULLY slow and with much griping.  Any info in this regards is apprciated.
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Re: new 5.9 kernels ready to test
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2008, 08:39:14 pm »

I installed kernel-2.6.24.3 in VL-58 and had no sound and a lot of ALSA error message. Then I switched to kernel-2.6.24.4 from another slack clone and all works fine.
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