Random Generator?

Ken Moffat ken at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Feb 14 16:56:47 PST 2007

On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 07:36:24PM -0500, Galaxy Travel wrote:
> It dont have any errors but at boot up it says FAIL,
> Initializing kernel random number generator [FAIL]
> I configured this in my kernel So what can it be?

 Maybe you don't have the hardware.  In the last month or two, a
kernel change stopped it from recognising a hardware rng where it
had done before.  I think it was the intel rng - in the past, the
kernel sometimes thought it had found the rng even though it wasn't

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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