Kernel update, now can't run X

Kernel update, now can't run X

Post by Bret » Wed, 05 Aug 1998 04:00:00

Ok some more details. Updated from kernel 2.0.34 to 2.0.35. If i use the
rpm kernel 2.0.35 from redhat X will run. If i compile my own it won't.
So i'm obviously now putting something in it that it needs. I've tried
everything obvious, even going to the extreme of enabling almost
everything. But X keeps crashing. Running startx it complains that the
service doesn't exist, but that isn't very helpful, X is what is
failing, it comes up with a segmentation fault and dumps core.



1. 'uname' is not updated after installing new '2.4.20' kernel??


using gentoo RC2.

I was using kernel 2.4.19.

when I did emerge 2 days ago, it downloaded a new kernel 2.4.20.

Ok, So I went to /usr/src and made a link to the new directory
and configured new kernel and build it (and modules, modules_install
as I have done zillon times before:

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root  22  Mar  4 09:37 linux ->
drwxr-xr-x   16 root     root  840 Mar  4 09:36
drwxr-xr-x   16 root     root  840 Mar  4 10:02 linux-2.4.20-gentoo-r1

next, as usuall, I copied the newly compiled bzImage to /boot/bzImage

total 3944
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1485414 Mar  4 10:05 bzImage
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1283810 Mar  1 18:48 bzImage.old

next I rebooted. btw, I am not using lilo, but the other boot manager
I think it is called grub.

so, after I shutdown the system and boot, I select as before the file
/boot/bzImage using the command

now, when the system is up, I do 'uname' expecting it to say 2.4.20,
it is still saying 2.4.19 !

Linux 2.4.19-gentoo-r10 #2 SMP Sat Feb 1
17:17:15 PST 2003 i686 Intel(R) XEON(TM) CPU 2.40GHz GenuineIntel

How could this be? is there another method to verify which kernel
I am running??

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