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.
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