New NVidia driver and Kernel

DanH (danielg@ankylosaur.com)
Tue, 20 May 2003 09:35:29 -0400


Hello Afterstep users,

I did an update of the kernel from 2.4.18 to 2.4.20.  Yes, there are
sub-numbers too, but those are the major previous and current.

Unfortunately, I've got a Dell i8100 laptop with an NVidia chipset. 
This means I have to go to NVidia's site to get the newest driver as the
driver I was using no longer would compile with the 2.4.20 kernel tree.
 That's where the fun began.

I can go to run level 5, I can run Gnome, KDE (what I'm running now),
and other window managers, but cannot run AfterStep.  The mouse turns
into an I beam if it gets far enough to have the xterm up in the top
left desktop.  After it comes up, the keyboard does not work, the mouse
will move but not allow me to click, nor does it change to arrow when
off the xterm.  

Most of the time, however, it just freezes during booting of AfterStep.
 Only AfterStep.

Is there a way to set debugging and who would I send it to after I
collected this stuff?

Or, better yet, has anyone had this happen and come up with a solution?

Thank you
DanH
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Linux - Choice of a GNU generation


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