Saturday, September 24, 2005


Hey! I can see!

After hours of reconfiguring the kernel, recompiling and rebooting, I finally solved the problem that was causing athena to boot without framebuffer support.

It turns out that I was compiling in framebuffer modules that conflict with vesafb, which is *the* module that works on x86_64, apparently. Mostly this was due to my confusion because I have an nvidia graphics card and there were two modules that said "nvidia."

So, now when I boot up with my custom kernel, I see all the wonderful status information fly by and then finally when it's all booted a login screen.


Next up: installing X, Gnome, and KDE, and then...

On to MythTV! (I compiled in the pchdtv3000 driver, so this should be a cakewalk. Unless it isn't.)

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