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    SubjectLinux kernel modules conflict with XFree86?
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    Hello all,

    Well, the story is a little long. :) There seems to be some conflicts
    with linux kernel(maybe modules...) and XFree86.

    The first problem was when I was trying to run Xfree86 on
    Diamond Stealth 64video 2001/Samsung 17glsi monitor. Video 2001
    wouldn't run with XFree86 3.1.2, so I upgraded X into 3.2 version.
    Video 2001 worked fine with XFree86 3.2. And I recompiled the
    Linux kernel for system optimization, and just rebooted the machine
    from a character terminal I use most of time.

    And my friend found that XFree86 wouln't run a few days later.
    He tried various methods to make XFree86 run, but in vain. He
    solved this problem by completely(!) reinstalling the entire system.

    And I did again the kernel compilation from my character terminal.
    and again my friend noticed that X wouldn't run. This time he
    replaced the Video2001 vga board with an old ATi Mach64 eXpression
    board and reinstalled the system again. It worked fine and
    I did the kernel compilation and the situation went bad again ... -___-

    We solved this problem simply by compiling the kernel without utilizing
    'module' feature. Now the server runs X windows very fine. I forgot
    this strange problem for a while. But the problem appeared again
    (this time on my home machine!) after the kernel recomplation.
    Well, there seems to be some problems with my 'make config' feature-
    selection style. :) The followings are /lib/modules/2.0.27/ listing of
    my Linux box. I'm a user of P120 cpu (with 32Mb of ram) and Ati
    Xpression 2Mb Dram board. I'm currently using XFree3.1.2. I appreciate
    much if somebody suggests what's wrong with my compilation style and
    I'm afraid this has something to do with kernel bugs.


    /lib/modules/2.0.27/block:
    total 6
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3448 Jan 26 23:12 rd.o

    /lib/modules/2.0.27/fs:
    total 49
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27971 Jan 26 23:13 umsdos.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17390 Jan 26 23:13 vfat.o

    /lib/modules/2.0.27/ipv4:
    total 13
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2944 Jan 26 23:13 ip_masq_ftp.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2564 Jan 26 23:14 ip_masq_irc.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2500 Jan 26 23:14 ip_masq_raudio.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1516 Jan 26 23:13 ipip.o

    /lib/modules/2.0.27/misc:
    total 112
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8380 Jan 26 23:12 lp.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 101810 Jan 26 23:13 sound.o

    /lib/modules/2.0.27/net:
    total 72
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 1024 Jan 26 23:21 ../
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7244 Jan 26 23:12 8390.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5364 Jan 26 23:12 bsd_comp.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8896 Jan 26 23:12 ne.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4116 Jan 26 23:12 new_tunnel.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25560 Jan 26 23:12 ppp.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6244 Jan 26 23:12 slhc.o
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8308 Jan 26 23:12 slip.o


    Thank you for reading. Bye.

    Sohn, Jung-woo
    logout@aeroguy.snu.ac.kr


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