Re: Help with compiling a kernel
On Tue 16 Jul 2002, CiAsA S'Nuey Boark wrote:
> Im having a bit of trouble compiling my own kernel for my PW500a (miata).
> The default kernel (2.2.18) does not have support for the onboard sound card,
> and I wanted to compile a newer kernel to add support for this. I have run
> into a few problems along the way. I have included the kernel config as an
> attachment just incase it helps. I have experience with compiling kernels on
> x86 architectures, but I haven't had much success with doing it on alpha yet.
> The first time I compiled a new kernel (2.2.19) I was getting IRQ conflicts
> between the ide channels and some other device (the text would scroll by too
> fast to see what the other device was, but i would assume it was the
> soundcard, as its the only hardware that I added support for). The IRQ
> conflicts prevented the computer from booting up successfully, so I tried
> again compiling IDE support as a module.
I'd also recommend compiling sound as a module.
> Right now it seems that everything works except the keyboard. For some reason
> the keyboard is not being recognised, and keypresses do nothing. Other than
> that the system seems to work fine, X loads and sits at kdm. I cant do a
> dmesg to see what hardware was or was not detected, so I'm having to just
> assume that everything else is working.
Can you connect to the system via a network? That would give you a way
to investigate things.
> My questions are these:
> 1. Is there any reason _not_ to use a 2.4 kernel, or is there a specific
> release in the 2.4 branch that is known to work well with aplha.
No problem, I've used 2.4.18 for a long time, I went to 2.4.19-rc2 today
because I had to recompile anyway (I was adding a network card I hadn't
configured in 2.4.18).
> 2. Does anyone know why the keyboard is not being recognised (its a PS/2,
> works fine in alphabios and milo, once kernel boots it stops working)
> 3. Coule anyone else with a miata post their kernel config (for any 2.2 or
Sorry, I have an XLT366 (Alcor / Bret).
What's this CONFIG_PCI_CONSOLE and CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE?
> # CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ is not set
This one I'd recommend, then you could at least try ctrl-alt-sysreq-s to
see if it'll sync the filesystems (and then ctrl-alt-sysreq-b to boot).
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