newly built kernel fails to boot
andrew.chace at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 16:16:50 PST 2006
On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 20:45 +0100, Fabian Keil wrote:
> Andrew <andrew.chace at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've just had a go at configuring and rebuilding a kernel for my
> > desktop machine. I read the section in handbook, and skimmed over
> > NOTES and the GENERIC config. I then copied GENERIC to NETVISTA and
> > commented out drivers/devices that I didn't think were relevant to my
> > hardware. config(8) is happy with my file, and 'make buildkernel' and
> > 'make installkernel' proceed without any errors. So, I ran
> > nextboot(8) and rebooted, but the new kernel hangs right after the
> > first line printed to the console; the first portion of which is
> > 'acpi.ko'.
> > # NETVISTA Kernel Config
> > # ACPI Video Extensions (LCD backlight/brightness, video output, etc.)
> > device acpi_video
> Just guessing, but man acpi says:
> | If the acpi driver is loaded as a module when it is already linked as
> | part of the kernel, odd things may happen.
> Maybe having acpi_video in the kernel and then loading acpi as
> module triggers "odd things" as well.
Thank you; I'll remove that device and see what happens...
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