Am I back? Re: kernel fault trying to add atapicam...
kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Nov 26 17:35:47 PST 2007
Folks (to the whole list, but esp'ly Messes Smith [NL & AU],
I'll believe that my ISDN link is working when/if I see this
echoed from the -questions list. I was busy rebuilding my 6.2
GENERIC kernel after having added
72 hours ago when my feed slowed, then stopped. It `sputtered'
a couple times over the next several hours. By 03:35 I was
convinced that every thing on my LAN was working perfectly.
My ISP said it was my ISDN line; they called the local telco.
Turned out that the telco would have to "roll a truck". Which
may have already happened since I saw blinking LED's on my router.
Lest I stray *too* far OT, I'll share the results of my 3rd
kernel rebuild on this Dell. It crapped out; it hung after
printing out the sio0 line. I had to powercycle and went in by
typing "8" (??) and by hand booting /boot/kernel.old. I tried
twice more by removing part of the additions to GENERIC. Same;
the new kernel still hung.
Here are the sizes of the new kernel (with atapicam) and
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 7206901 Nov 23 21:00 kernel
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4001279 Apr 9 2007 kernel
I realize that drivers can require a lot of space, but not
over 1.2 megs. Att any rate, the newer kernel hangs.
I will upgrade to the newest 6.2 and try to get the audio
toys functioning. But does anybody know where I fouled up?
Could it be as simple as Not having done a make clean
before doing a make buildkernel? I don't burn // copy audio
discs that often and haven't ever copied a DVD; I just want these
new utilities to work.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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