[ILUG] 2 Questions, new kernel problem & X fixed font problem
martin at tuatha.org
Thu Nov 8 16:24:31 GMT 2001
On Thu, 08 Nov 2001 16:01:03 reibrnd wrote:
> Now the the 2.4.10 compile went fine, but when I booted into it, it had a
> wee kernel panic, and told me to try and pass the 'init=' option to the
> Is it asking me to tell it what runlevel to go into or wha?
> I rebooted and tried passing 'boot: 2.4.10 -init 3 (and 5) ', but to no
The init option goes something like this:
That'll should get you booted into your kernel with only / mounted
and it'll be mounted read-only.
More likely, though, is that you'll want to recompile your kernel after
making sure that ext3 support is in there.
> Now the second problem. When I then tried booting into my stock kernel,
> the default install one, which is 2.4.7-10, X would not start. I checked
> error log, and it told me that it could not find the 'unix:/7800' font,
> and a
> little below, told me it was not able to load the 'fixed font',
In /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (assuming you're running X4 - it's
/etc/X11/XF86Config otherwise) you'll want to look for unix:/7800 and
that line or else install xfs.
As regards not being able to find the fixed font:
Have a look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log and see if it mentions PEX a lot.
If it does then you have some fonts to install to make it stop whining
or you could get rid of Load "pex5" in XF86Config-4.
In debian I just apt-get installed xfonts-pex and I was sorted.
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