I just bought a NexGen Nx586 P120 motherboard and am having trouble making
X-Windows work under kernel 1.2.13 even though my video card (Diamond Stealth
64 Graphics w/2 Meg DRAM) is recognized. The screen simply locks up when I run
startx or SuperProbe. I decided to try a newer kernel to see if it would work.
Yesterday I downloaded the 1.3.83 kernel, configured and compiled it. However,
I am having problems making it work correctly. It appears to boot fine and all
works well until it gets to the point where it would normally go multi-user. Then
I get the following error messages:
Warning: dev (04:c1) tty->count(2) != #fd's(3) in tty_open
Warning: dev (04:c1) tty->count(2) != #fd's(3) in release_dev
These errors continuously scroll across the screen until I finally have to reboot.
I tried waiting, but it appears they will never go away.
Is there something else I need to do to upgrade from 1.2.13 to 1.3.83 other than
just obtaining and compiling the kernel? Is there another version of the kernel
that would be better for upgrade purposes? BTW, I have read about the necessity
to use the 386 option with NexGen motherboards and have done that.