Re: Redhat 2.4.20 kernel problems

From: Aschwin Marsman (
Date: Sun Jun 22 2003 - 02:49:55 EST

On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Jay Denebeim wrote:

> In case anyone is still interested, I finally got around to trying a
> 2.4.20 version. No problem. So it's not in the kernel
> tree. I compiled it using the /boot/config-2.4.20(whatever) that
> Redhat shipped, so it's not a module/option issue. The kernel was
> signifigantly smaller than the redhat one as well by several hundred
> K.
> The problem was this, under the redhat kernel shipped on CD for redhat
> 9 and updated for redhat 8 my SO's computer locks up when she moves
> her mouse after booting. It's a USB mouse. The system just freezes.
> I haven't seen an Ooops or anything like that. The syslog is
> forwarded over tcp to my system, so I may see it even with the lock
> up.
> I assume the problem is a lost interrupt or something along that line,
> but this is just a gut feeling.
> How should I contact redhat about this issue? It's going to be a
> problem upgrading her system if she can't run a stock kernel. I tried
> writing a friend of mine at Redhat Erik Troan, but his old redhat
> address doesn't work any more.

Have you already updated your system to the latest errata kernel and

You could try to send an email to a Red Hat mailing list:

> Jay
Have a nice weekend,
Aschwin Marsman

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