compiling and booting 2.6.34

Lucio Crusca lucio at
Fri May 28 21:06:41 UTC 2010

Stefan Bader wrote:

> Try to boot with acpi_osi="!Windows 2009" as a kernel argument and see
> whether this does not revive the fn+f8 combination.

Unfortunately it does not, neither with 2.6.32 lucid nor 2.6.34 mainline.

> And as your goal
> is only to have a vanilla 2.6.34 kernel to check, why not safe the effort
> of finding out what went wrong and burning more compile time.

of course I followed the suggestion. However I'm quite puzzled, I've been 
able to configure and build a working Debian kernel since 2.4 times until 
2.6.25 or so (I compiled a working 2.6.34 kernel just a few days ago but for 
a different hardware)... now I wonder what can have changed so much that 
pervents me to build a working-customly-configured kernel despite several 
trials on my dell precision m4400... it's just a need of knowledge.

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