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anakin 12-18-03 01:56 AM

The kernel 2.6 is out!!!
 
Linus released the new kernel 2.6.

Nvidia, please work on the acpi/suspend features of your driver.

THANKS

An unhappy user :(

forever 12-18-03 04:52 AM

Re: The kernel 2.6 is out!!!
 
Quote:

Originally posted by anakin
Linus released the new kernel 2.6.

Nvidia, please work on the acpi/suspend features of your driver.

THANKS

An unhappy user :(

Jeah! please move slightly to the new API, starting from now there will be more and more people running new kernel...

LordMorgul 12-18-03 05:30 AM

I'll be building a release version today, I would appreciate not patching the driver ASAP.
(in the meantime, remember www.minion.de for patches all you future 2.6 hopefuls! Yes, we all love you for the patches.)

SuLinUX 12-18-03 08:11 AM

I dont know weather to try it and build my first kernel, is it worth the hassle?

oquinena 12-18-03 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by SuLinUX
I dont know weather to try it and build my first kernel, is it worth the hassle?
Definitly... It's a lot faster then the 2.4 kernel... so get going:D

darksaidin 12-18-03 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by SuLinUX
I dont know weather to try it and build my first kernel, is it worth the hassle?
There's no hassle if you know which options are needed. If not you can as well enable everything that might be needed just like your default kernel does.

Just make sure you compile it to a different name so you don't overwrite your current 2.4 kernel and that you have an entry for it in your favourite boot loader. I'm not using Suse, but I believe it ships with tools to make kernel compiling easier.
Also, don't forget that 2.6 needs new module utilities.

Oh and yeah, it's worth it - in any case you'll lern how to compile a kernel ;)

SuLinUX 12-18-03 11:24 AM

Yer, I tried doing the 2.6 test but backed out at make bzimage because it was abit woooow.

I followed the kernel how-to's but didnot wnat to messup my nice running Suse 9. :surrender

Can anyone make it abit easier for me because I want to have a go.

Moled 12-18-03 01:40 PM

make
make modules_install
copy across your new kernel
fix lilo/grub etc
reboot
rebuild nvidia kernel module
enjoy

ghostwalker 12-18-03 01:43 PM

For building the 2.6 kernel

Take and read the following:

http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...loween-2.5.txt

You need to get the module-init-tools.

Use lspci -v to help select your hardware. This will be helpful for configuring the 2.6 kernel.

make mrproper
make menuconfig
make
make modules_install
make install

Then modify you lilo.conf or grub.txt

make install installs vmlinuz into the boot directory along with System.map
It creates a symbolic link to you old vmlinuz -> vmlinuz.old and System.old

All you need to do is add entry for the old vmlinuz. I use lilo.conf

This is mine....

image=/boot/vmlinuz
initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.0-test11
label=Linux2.6
read-only

** This would be you redhat config. **
image=/boot/vmlinuz.old
vga=791
append="hdc=scsi hdd=scsi apm=power-off nomce"
label=Linux2.4
initrd=/boot/initrd.gz
read-only

If you are using lilo, issue lilo -v or modify you menu.lst for grub.

Hope this helps. The more people use 2.6 the better.

SuLinUX 12-18-03 05:04 PM

right, here's what happened.

Did the above and got a blank screen, loaded up after a while not doing nothing, configured GFX, monitor logged in ok.

The 2.6 was running but with no devices installed, sound, LAN, so what should I do from there?

By the way I reinstalled my original kernel until I sort this out and do another compile.

What did I do wrong as it didnot boot first time and had to edit GRUB /boot/vmlinuz.old to load my old kernel. :confused:

Dirty 12-18-03 05:32 PM

i did succefully boot into new kernel

major improvements over 2.4.x

- make dep not needed
- make bzImage has more clear and less output. kudos
- much faster
- alsa support

ok after booting into new kernel it gives some agp gart error

LordMorgul 12-18-03 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by SuLinUX
right, here's what happened.
The 2.6 was running but with no devices installed, sound, LAN, so what should I do from there?

What did I do wrong as it didnot boot first time and had to edit GRUB /boot/vmlinuz.old to load my old kernel. :confused:

The 2.6 kernel uses some modules with different names than the 2.4 kernel, so your setup will not be able to load the correct modules from modules.conf. The new modutils has a script to build the new format file, modprobe.conf, that translates many module names, but in alot of cases you'll have to find out what they are and load them manually (or edit init scripts).

You may find a working suse 2.6 rpm repo, there are several RPMs available for Fedora. This would at least let you use the default config they included as a base for your custom build.

Did you configure the initrd for your system (if its needed.. a boot problem is often this step). This is a very helpful description of the process: http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/799


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