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Re: Help - kernel 2.4.22 hangs

* Roberto Sanchez (rcsanchez97@yahoo.es) wrote:
> Jerome R. Acks wrote:
> >http://home.t-online.de/home/Johannes.Deisenhofer/nforce2linux.html
> >
> >http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0261.html
> >
> >In your kernel config you probably also should have:
> >CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC is not set
> >

I'll check these out.

> >I was unsuccessful getting a 2.4.22 kernel to work properly and ended up 
> >using
> >2.4.20. After installing nVidia's nvgart patch, ethernet driver and
> >sound driver a number of problems with the nForce2 chipset got
> >fixed. 
> >
It would be nice if I could get that far.

> >usb is still a problem. I've been able to get a Sony clie to sync, but
> >intermittantly. Half the time usb doesn't register the device when
> >I try to hot sync. Plugging a webcam gets me log message that show the
> >webcam is noticed, but I don't get a useable device. 
> >
> >
> Jerome,
> Check out my kernel config:
> http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~ro668344/kernel-2.4.22-config_athlon-xp
> I had the same exact problem you had with USB.  I would get log messages
> but the devices would remain inaccessible.  In my case, it was a USB
> mouse and a Smartmedia card reader.
I have no way of knowing, but the scanner _is_ picked up all right.

> Pay particular attention to the section on SCSI support.  I found that
> some things I thought were unnecessary (like SCSI generic) actually
> were necessary.
Unless this is different in 2.4.22, that shouldn't be a problem -- I
went down that road a long time ago.

> As far as kernel 2.4.22, I haven't found any real problem to get it
> functioning.  I used the Debian kernel-source package and everything
> Just Works (tm), with the exception of the onboard nForce ethernet.
> The nVidia AGPGART support is in the 2.4.22 kernel, as is the nForce2
> OSS drivers, so the only problem is ethernet, which still works.  What
> I did was make, and then instead of make install, I just copied nvnet.o
> into /lib/modules/<version>/kernel/drivers/net/ and then ran a depmod -a
Interesting idea. I think I'll try that.

Thank you, both of you.  I shall keep y'all posted.


Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast

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