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#76 2006-04-21 04:41:12

McQueen
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2006-03-20
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Yes, I noticed the kernel left testing so I installed today, followed the wiki instructions on grub entry, and everything worked on the first boot flawlessly. Great job!


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#77 2006-04-24 07:40:14

brotheris
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Registered: 2006-01-17
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

"Upgraded" from ArchCK to Beyond. Updated my menu.lst and everything is working beautifuly smile
Thanks for all involved!

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#78 2006-04-24 11:16:53

Chman
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Switching from CK to Beyond too, works great with ATI drivers.

Just one weird problem : in console mode the text cursor (carret ?) is invisible, which is pretty annoying in vi smile

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#79 2006-04-24 15:06:54

funkyou
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Switched from arch standard kernel to beyond...
Everything is working fine smile

However, i get one message at startup which i do not understand:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 192k
Initital ramdisk loading modules...
mknod: /dev/null/: File exists

So, what does mknod want from me? smile And why does it try to
recreate /dev/null?


want a modular and tweaked KDE for arch? try kdemod

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#80 2006-04-24 16:42:23

Fackamato
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Registered: 2006-03-31
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Switched to beyond too, working fine so far. However, I'm not noticing any difference. Are there any benchmarks I could run to compare kernels?

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#81 2006-04-24 17:16:45

_Gandalf_
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Registered: 2006-01-12
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Guys, there isn't any real changes from Archck to beyond in the concept of patches except some (nothing to do with benchmarks) patches like the vmware workaround or the way to switch from ck to cks by just editing the config... the real difference is that beyond is kernel 2.6.16 and above( hopefully ! ) which is a work of iphitus and Tiger, while archck stoped developement at 2.6.15 kernel... wink

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#82 2006-04-24 18:12:39

whargoul
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From: Odense, Denmark
Registered: 2005-04-04
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

I was yawning about that the kernel didn't wanted to boot, "That iphitus can't do anything right"... until I looked at my 'menu.lst', and saw that I missed 'root=/devhda1'.  :oops:


Arch - It's something refreshing

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#83 2006-04-27 15:00:51

Eliatamby
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Registered: 2005-05-06
Posts: 80

Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Hey, I've never used archck or nitro, so I am wondering what exactly -beyond contains.  Also, what's the difference between bootsplash and fbsplah?

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#84 2006-04-27 23:00:52

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

http://iphitus.loudas.com/beyond.html

contains a list of things contained.

fbsplash is a newer setup and is actully maintained unlike bootsplash.

James

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#85 2006-04-28 01:53:41

Eliatamby
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Thanks James

so if I install from the Arch repo, i take it I'm getting fbsplash?

EDIT:  Ok, I  read mkinitramfs and understand I have to install this separately from community.

How then is the framebuffer set if fbsplash is not installed? Can it be turned off? And can I deactivate other parts of the patchset?

Thanks.

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#86 2006-04-28 04:14:16

iphitus
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Eliatamby wrote:

Thanks James

so if I install from the Arch repo, i take it I'm getting fbsplash?

EDIT:  Ok, I  read mkinitramfs and understand I have to install this separately from community.

How then is the framebuffer set if fbsplash is not installed? Can it be turned off? And can I deactivate other parts of the patchset?

Thanks.

mkinitramfs is in [extra]

vesafb/framebuffer can be configured in mkinitramfs.conf

what do you want to 'deactivate'?

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#87 2006-04-28 05:51:54

Eliatamby
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

You're right, sorry, I meant I read the makeinitramfs wiki and from there found out that  I get fbsplash from extra

I was trying to change the buffer in the makeinitramfs.conf, but the only thing I could find was " fbsplash= " with the preceeding comment saying that this was for setting the buffer of

I didn't see a vesab option in mkinitramfs.conf at all.

What I wish to not use is the suspend update.

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#88 2006-04-28 10:00:24

iphitus
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

unless you configure your system to do so, it isnt using suspend.

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#89 2006-04-28 19:39:58

Mr Green
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

I'm like thinking of trying beyond .....

Is/Does Nvidia work & will it break vmware ? (vmware fix I know but...)


Mr Green

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#90 2006-04-29 01:38:46

shbang
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Registered: 2005-10-03
Posts: 76

Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

I had to reinstall nvidia, vmware-workstation, and ndiswrapper.  I don't remember having to reinstall anything else - probably depends on what modules you have.  I'm not sure if you still have to edit vmware-config.pl - the change needed to vmware-config.pl used to be on iphitus website but I don't find it now. If you have a problem with vmware-config.pl just edit it (comment out the return as indicated):

                   . 'not have the same address space size as your running '
                   . 'kernel.' . "nn", 0);
      }
#      return '';
    }
  }

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#91 2006-04-29 03:42:30

iphitus
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

thanks, I'll re-add the vmware fix. it shouldnt be needed for the packages I have released in extra though.

James

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#92 2006-04-29 17:35:19

MartinZ
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Registered: 2005-06-10
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Is there any reason why beyond2-1 keeps in testing? I guess it should be removed from there in favor of beyond2-2 from extra.


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#93 2006-04-30 00:02:09

mic64
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Registered: 2005-03-03
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Hi

running beyond now for 2 days. Everything is ok,
but this kernel is not so responsive like the archck.
You could run 2-3 programs with each one eating 100% cpu power
and the system was stil responsive under archck.
I can´t do that with beyond. Everything start to lag.

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#94 2006-05-04 13:15:57

firedance
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 2005-04-18
Posts: 131

Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Chman wrote:

Switching from CK to Beyond too, works great with ATI drivers.

Just one weird problem : in console mode the text cursor (carret ?) is invisible, which is pretty annoying in vi smile

I have the same problem, does anybody have some kind of solution to this?

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#95 2006-05-20 09:28:10

sweiss
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Registered: 2004-02-16
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

I've no idea what happened, but I just upgraded to beyond4 and was able to boot it, at last.

Thanks.

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#96 2006-05-20 17:01:50

freex
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Registered: 2005-12-22
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

gensplash bug in beyond4? kernelpanic...could not find init...
made fresh mkinitramfs with blank fbsplash_theme and my system booted fine!

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#97 2006-05-26 22:37:56

napoleon
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Am trying to recompile the latest beyond kernel because of the new gcc and glibc from testing but it complains i need the "config-x86_64.patch". Where can i find it?  Its not in the sources folder.
Thanks


A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...BUT a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"

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#98 2006-05-26 22:42:41

neotuli
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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: 2004-07-06
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

napoleon wrote:

Am trying to recompile the latest beyond kernel because of the new gcc and glibc from testing but it complains i need the "config-x86_64.patch". Where can i find it?  Its not in the sources folder.
Thanks

It's there, make sure your cvs is pulled up to date.


The suggestion box only accepts patches.

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#99 2006-05-26 23:59:44

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
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Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

freex wrote:

gensplash bug in beyond4? kernelpanic...could not find init...
made fresh mkinitramfs with blank fbsplash_theme and my system booted fine!

it's a wierd bug. give mkinitcpio a shot instead of mkinitramfs,
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Con … mkinitcpio

it should work quite a bit better.. and will boot.

as for the aforementioned ATI problems, give the latest update a shot, its got a lot of bugfixes.

James

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#100 2006-05-28 05:50:24

Corvin
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From: Poland, Gdansk
Registered: 2006-02-12
Posts: 66

Re: 2.6.16-Beyond1, ArchCK, mkinitramfs update.

Hi, from 2 last versions (after upgrade) I can't boot into  beyond sad, it runs splash screen and writes "initialising kernel" and hangs nothing happens. Hardware is HP nx 6110 with Centrino, any help?

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