After kernel 2.6.5-1 install, cursor&printing lost, reboot hangs after upgrade...
Hi, attempting to installing
MPlayer, I found had no audio with the 2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel.
I apt-installed the 2.4.25-1-686 kernel, headers, and alsa-modules but
was ultimately informed
on alsa-users that my kernel/modules were 'foobar' . Kernel 2.6
.5-1-686 includes alsa-modules so I tried that.
On first reboot, I found that OO0 1.1 and AbiWord would not print but
that MPlayer had good audio and video, when it worked. On subsequent
reboots, the cursor was frozen in the center of screen following login
but I could use command-line functions in unconfigured windows,
including mutt and MPlayer. I tried a number of 'apt-get updates' and
'apt-get dist-upgrades --fix-missing' in the hope that appropriate
package downloads would fix the cursor and problems.
The last 'dist-upgrade --fix-missing' included an upgrade of
'kernel-image-2.6.5-1-686' and the
install of a 'libmouse' package, but then came a message that modules
needed to be re-generated during boot, and that I needed to 'reboot
On rebooting however, I get the message "Loading Linux .........." and
then the screen hangs.
I can access the system on a 2.25 kernel rescue disk, but which does
not have net access.
I'd like to fix this problem so I can get on with the rest of my life.
Any constructive ideas ?