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    axtaxt NNTP User

    Default Problems with vanilla kernels on OpenSUSE 11.1

    Hello folks,

    unfortunatelly i cannot use any native SUSE-kernel for my purpose. Thus i have to use a vanilla one. I also can take NOT any vanilla version, but just a certain one.

    ---------PROBLEM DESCRIPTION-----------------------
    I always compiled and installed a vanilla kernel as the following:
    $ make clean
    $ make mrproper
    $ make defconfig
    $ make menuconfig
    Processor type and features -->
    Processor family (586/K5/5x86/6x86/6x86MX)
    $ make prepare > protocol_make_prepare.log 2>&1
    $ make > protocol_make.log 2>&1
    # make modules_install > protocol_make_modules_install.log 2>&1
    # make install > protocol_make_install.log 2>&1

    I had to tinker by this Version because X-Server couldn't start.
    If sax2 brings X-Server to start, X-Server freezes on both (Fujitsu-Siemens Scenic with Intel 865 G grapic card and Fujitsu-Siemens Linfebook with Intel 855 GM graphic card, both have an x86-Processor). Even if sax2 ends successfully, it's not possible to start X-Server with the command $ startx.

    Vanilla 2.6.27, and
    They work on Fujitsu-Siemens Scenic, but sometimes fail to start on Fujitsu-Siemens Linfebook (blank screen and no hdd-activity).
    Unfortunatelly USB storage-devices cannot be mounted even manually (they are simply not recognized). On OS-Startup i see blank screen only instead of startup messages.

    fails on both Fujitsu-Siemens Scenic and Fujitsu-Siemens Linfebook (blank screen and no hdd-activity)

    Vanilla, vanilla
    1) Could i somehow check in advance that vanilla won't work with an Intel graphic card on those Fujitsu-Siemens PC's instead of tinkering around trying to start X-Server?
    Could i check in advance that vanilla will fail on startup?

    2) Are there any known issues about Fujitsu-Siemens PC's and/or Intel graphic cards?

    4) Vanilla 2.6.27,,,,
    When installing i get such messages like:
    "FATAL: Module usbcore not found.
    WARNING: no dependencies for kernel module 'usbcore' found."

    5) Vanilla 2.6.27,,
    The home-parition on the Fujitsu-Siemens Linfebook has some problems. The native kernel of SUSE stars thus fsck automatically and repairs it. But neither of vanilla kernels 2.6.27, and do this. Have i forgotten some configurations before compile those vanilla kernels? Further problem is that i cannot mount the home-parition manually in this case.

    6) General question:
    What kernel configuration Parameters shoud i set/unset to make a vanilla kernel behave close to an OpenSUSE 11.1 native kernel? (E. g. that AppArmor doesn't fail).
    Are there any known issues about a vanilla Kernel and OpenSUSE, as the case may be a vanilla kernel and a Linux-Distribution?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by axtaxt; 04-Jun-2009 at 04:36. Reason: wrong title

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