I'm having trouble with a 2.1.96 kernel freezing one of my machines.
Hardware is a (uniprocessor) P200 MMX with 64Mb memory, two NCR SCSI
cards, S3 Virge. For the kernel build I commented out the SMP statement in
the Makefile and didn't compile in kmod. A fuller listing of my (PCI)
hardware is below.
The kernel starts up fine with X/xdm but the first time I logout from an X
session, when it normally would reset the video card and bring up another
xdm login window, the machine just freezes - no num lock or caps lock
toggling, no ping answers, screen black. No problems doing logouts on a
Hardware was working fine for more than a year (most recently under
2.0.32). I swapped the 2.0.32 kernel out this morning for the 2.1.96 (I
was having memory leak problems with the 2.0.32 doing lots of recursive
diffs for verifying home-pressed CD-ROMS). With the 2.1.96 kernel running
there were no problems recompiling itself a few times and writing CD-ROMS.
Everything is a standard (updated) Redhat-5.0 except modified boot
sequence (for some reason the nfs mounting had to happen after the
portmapper started or else the machine went banannas a wee bit?!?) and
updates to utilities listed in Documentation/Changes taken from redhat
crontib. I built the kernel with gcc-2.8.1.
Sorry for the timewasting if this is a known problem.
[root@scribe /root]# /bin/uname -a
Linux scribe.atm.ox.ac.uk 2.1.96 #6 Wed Apr 15 13:33:29 BST 1998 i586 unknown
[root@scribe /root]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 430VX - 82437VX TVX [Triton VX] (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/VX (rev 02)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21041 [Tulip Pass 3] (rev 21)
00:0b.0 SCSI storage controller: Symbios Logic Inc. (formerly NCR) 53c875 (rev 03)
00:0c.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Symbios Logic Inc. (formerly NCR) 53c810 (rev 01)
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