Grub and/or kernel problem...

Peter King peter.king-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at
Tue Nov 15 16:04:39 UTC 2005

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 10:51:49AM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>   For the most part I have stuck to using debian supplied
> kernels.  I haven't found a reason to compile my own 2.6 kernel so far.
> Big change from 2.4 days and earlier.

I just found a reason to -- Debian kernels for 2.6.14 no longer
automatically build in a working framebuffer for old RIVA TNT video
cards, so you have to roll your own. I'm pleased to say that the stock
Debian kernel plus the few additional options for the framebuffer builds
without any fuss and bother. (I got bitten by the nasty grep bug in the
middle of the process, but that had nothing to do with the kernel.)

Peter King			 	peter.king-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at
Department of Philosophy
215 Huron Street
The University of Toronto		    (416)-978-4951 ofc
Toronto, ON  M5S 1A1

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