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Re: test3 vs make xconfig



On Saturday 01 May 2004 17:51, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Saturday 01 May 2004 16:25, A1tmblwd netscape net wrote:
>>Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net> wrote:
>>>Greets all;
>>>
>>>I just ran a make xconfig on that fresh install of test3 on my
>>> shop box as I wanted to turn on a full fledged ISA bus scan since
>>> there are two custom made 8 bit ISA cards containing a few relays
>>> and apparently a whole 8 bit wide input port per card, and while
>>> I have what appears to be normal fonts elsewhere, all I get on
>>> the xconfig screen are gfx chars, little boxes of various shapes
>>> and half, quarter, and full moons in a character sized box.
>>>
>>>That box isn't on a network allthough it may be eventually when I
>>> can figure out howto get some cat5 run to the shop building.  I
>>> hate digging ditches, been there, done that once already for
>>> power out there.
>>>
>>>Running gnome of course since there is apparently no terminals
>>>available if I switchdesk to kde.  And it sure don't look like the
>>>kde I'm looking at here!
>>>
>>>How can I fix these fubared characters?
>>>
>>>--
>>>Cheers, Gene
>>
>>Use qconfig. It's not broken. If you must use xconfig, an anonymous
>> poster in a 2.6.5 kernel forum recommended running qtconfig.
>> Deselect (turn off) the option labeled "Enable Anti-Aliased Font
>> Support (XFT)". It worked for me.
>
>Thanks Kam.  If you are refering to "make qconfig", thats an error
> 2, no such option in the makefile or some such twaddle.
>
>When I arrived up the hill at the shop, and woke up the monitor(I'd
>left it running when I came down the hill to send the previous msg),
>the screen was trashed, and I had to exit x and restart it to clean
>up the screen (I'm using a blank screen as the screensaver).  Now it
>seems to me the least fussy screensaver is a blank screen, needs
>little of no cpu.  But this is test 3, so...
>
>That machine did pass about 3 full passes of memtest86 nice and
>cleanly.
>
>Next suggestion?  Does a make menuconfig still work?

One thing I hadn't noticed is that, first qtconfig was preset for some 
utf8 font as the default, rather quickly changed to codepage 437 
which I also made the default compiled in font when I finally got a 
"make xconfig" to run.

That problem it turned out, was the fonts for starters, and the lack 
of my copying in from the configs dir, a suitable starter .config.
Once that was done, everything seems normal, and a fresh kernel is 
building as we type, probably take about an hour since its a 233 PII, 
and only 128 megs of pc-100 dimm.  Can you say sslloooowwwwww?

For those with similar problems, run qtconfig and assign some 
reasonable fonts, then make sure there is a copy of .config present 
in the /usr/src/linux-2.6 tree.

Humm, I noted, but didn't fix, the lack of a softlink named linux-2.6 
in the usr/src dir.  Should I fix that?

>
>>-- Kam Leo
>>
>>
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>--
>Cheers, Gene
>"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
> soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
>-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
99.22% setiathome rank, not too shabby for a WV hillbilly
Yahoo.com attorneys please note, additions to this message
by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2004 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.



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