[Techtalk] Second try before reinstall--Kernel Oops
linux.chick at verizon.net
Thu Jan 1 20:51:46 EST 2004
A very empathetic thank you to Telsa and Alan!
> I asked my husband, who understands kernels. He says, "It is a
> bug in the Fedora kernel, and is the fault of the linux 2.4 kernel.
> It is fixed in linux 2.6."
> There isn't much you can do about this beyond reporting it to
> Red Hat's bugzilla.
Thanks, will do. That's probably the biggest piece of info I was
looking for, since it did look to me that the kernel wasn't playing
nice. Naughty new fedora kernels!
> If you have a serial cable for the thing
> instead of a USB cable, that will (should) work. And if this
> worked on RH 9.0, then you should be able to use the RH 9.0
> kernel on Fedora.
I'll look into picking up a serial then unless the Fedora crew is going
to be turning out a 2.6 kernel release soon...one can hope, can't one?!
> His summary of the log is:
> "Insert device, kernel spots it and tries to talk to it..."
Yep, I get all that, I'm pretty intimate with the pda-related modules
from setting up both a Palm and more recently the Clie.
> "Kernel having trouble talking to it"
> > SLOBBIT kernel: usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 251
> > SLOBBIT usb.agent: missing kernel or user mode driver visor
> > SLOBBIT kernel: hdb: hdb4
I figured that wasn't a Good Thing.
> (btw, "hdb is unrelated", he says.)
Yep, that's my zip drive which likes all the attention.
> "And the kernel crashes: this is the Linux equivalent of a blue screen"
> > SLOBBIT kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
> > virtual address 00000998
Well, not *quite* since I was still happily surfing the 'net and
collecting email. ;-)
So the followup question, is there any way to recover from that crash
> I had some printing trouble
> with Fedora Core 1. The printer had been working fine on RH 9.0,
> but it wasn't using CUPS. The upgrade to Fedora included a
> migration to CUPS and suddenly it wouldn't print
I *was* using CUPS in Shrike before I did the clean install. :-(
Apparently that was no protection. And I tried running the gui
configuration tool and it wouldn't accept any changes! Strange.
Anyway, I did a clean install of Shrike, then an upgrade to Yarrow,
still getting the kernel crashes but I can print now. As soon as I get
the uncrippled xmms installed I'll check my volume applet.
Oh well, it can't go well for me all the time I guess. My big success
yesterday was getting my new AirPort card functioning in my iBook
running Yellow Dog. Now I can surf from the couch, and setup was easier
and quicker in YDL than in Panther.
/\/\ Beth Johnson
/ o o\ Cosmic Wonderer
( / ^^\) Springfield, MA USA
"Bring them on" sounds callously ignorant coming from a man who
didn't bother to show up for his military duty.
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