[lfs-support] Blank screen when booting with 3.13.3 kernel. - LFS 7.5

rhubarbpieguy at gmail.com rhubarbpieguy at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 08:06:40 PDT 2014

>>>>>> I've built LFS 7.5 with the 3.13.3 kernel but receive a blank screen
>>>>>> upon booting.  As an experiment, I unselected AGP Support in my kernel
>>>>>> configuration and can successfully boot.  My thinking was perhaps
>>>>>> there's a problem with AGP support.
>>>>>> However, as I'm running LFS/BLFS 7.4, I compiled that 3.10.10 kernel in
>>>>>> my LFS 7.5 build and CAN successfully with with AGP support.  I compiled
>>>>>> the kernel with the same .config I used when compiling the LFS 7.5
>>>>>> 3.13.3 kernel.  I also received a blank screen with the 3.13.5 kernel,
>>>>>> so the problem isn't unique to 3.13.3.
>>>>>> It appears there's a problem with newer kernels.  However, I certainly
>>>>>> can't ignore the possibility of user error, as that's my "talent."  A
>>>>>> few questions:
>>>>>> Does it make sense it's a kernel version problem?
>>>>>> If not, what might I have done wrong?
>>>>>> Will there be problems running an older kernel (3.10.10) than the kernel
>>>>>> with which I built LFS 7.5 (3.13.3)?
My box is a Sony Vaio VGN-N220E.

I soldiered on with the 3.10.10 kernel and was surprised I could compile 
xorg with BLFS 7.5.  However, I still couldn't boot with a newer kernel 
but can boot and bring up X with the old.  As I can apparently continue 
with my 3.10.10 kernel without incident methinks I'll run with that 
until the next LFS/BLFS release.  I'm still surprised I could compile 
LFS 7.5 with the 3.13.3 kernel and then revert to an older kernel with 
BLFS 7.5.

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