On 04/03/14 16:14, Ken Moffat wrote: > On Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 09:21:34AM -0500, rhubarbpie...@gmail.com wrote: >> This is a stretch, but I should mention I compiled BLFS/X with an older >> kernel than I used in compiling LFS. I found I booted to a blank screen >> after compiling LFS with the 3.13.13 kernel so I reverted to my LFS/BLFS >> 3.10.10 kernel. I did post the problem to LFS support "Blank screen >> when booting with 3.13.3 kernel. - LFS 7.5" but didn't get a resolution >> and wasn't told I couldn't use an older kernel. It was a surprise to me >> I could revert to an older kernel. I specifically asked the question in >> my post. I will re-compile LFS with the 3.10.10 kernel if suggested. >> > I thought you did get a reply to that point, but it looks as if I'm > confusing it with a different thread and perhaps that was on > lfs-support. Short answer : as long as the kernel version is at least > what you used for --enable-kernel= when compiling glibc everything > should continue to work. > > I say "should" because you have already discovered that things > sometimes break with newer releases, and equally newer releases > contain fixes for older versions. In awkward areas (I'm guessing > you have an intel video controller), fixes for some machines can > break other machines. By the same token, an up-to-date kernel > release might have already fixed the problem. But getting a working > term in X is obviously more important. > >> I should also mention I've continued past my basic X installation and >> have no problems other than xterm. I can run X, connect to the >> internet, and run all programs I ran with BLFS 7.4 without incident. >> > My evil twin suggests that you build a better terminal (urxvt), but > that would be working around the problem even if it did work for > you. And to be honest I'm not at all convinced it will help, and it > would definitely need to be configured [ in .XResources or wherever, > and ensure that gets pulled in with "xrdb -merge /path/to/resources] > so there would be more things which could go wrong. > > Apart from what Bruce has suggested, compare _all_ the bash files > in your 7.5 and 7.4 builds. Is /home shared by the two builds ? If > it isn't, also compare the bash files for your regular user account. > > ĸen Yes, I did get some good replies to my blank screen post. I meant that I didn't see a solution to the problem and everyone seemed OK with my using an older kernel.
I should have mentioned that prior to posting my xterm problem I did compile rxvt with the same thought. Unfortunately, I still had a wrong prompt and couldn't source scripts. -- http://linuxfromscratch.org/mailman/listinfo/blfs-support FAQ: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/faq.html Unsubscribe: See the above information page