[PlanetCCRMA] Trouble with rebuilt kernel from 2.4.19-1.ll source on RH8.0

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Mar 20 18:02:01 2003

> I'm trying to rebuild my kernel from the source in the planet ccrma rpm
> (2.4.19-1.ll) under RedHat 8.0 (and therefore gcc 3.2).  I've been using the
> .config from the prebuilt kernel.

Are you rebuilding the binary rpms or just using the source that is
there to build your own? The configurations are stored in the configs

> The build goes fine, but I get segfaults from applications when I'm running
> the new kernel.
> In particular, gnome-panel segfaults when I start X.  Synaptic also
> segfaults.

Look at /var/log/messages and see if there are any indications of kernel
problems. It sounds strange to me. But I have not rebuilt 2.4.19 under
gcc3.2. I am using gcc3.2 to build newer kernels and I have not had
problems so far. 

> I haven't had a chance to trace into this much, but I'd thought I'd ask if
> this a known problem with an easy solution... or if it's my problem with no
> solution (as yet...)
> System is a Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop.

Maybe you need to rebuild the X drivers? Is this an NVidia based laptop?
If so you will need to get the (binary) drivers and rebuild them under
the new kernel.
-- Fernando