Cannot boot to compiled kernel

Andrey Skvortsov andrej.skvortzov at
Tue Nov 8 05:50:49 EST 2016

On 16-11-07 23:26, Daniel Bokser wrote:
> > On Nov 3, 2016, at 11:22 AM, Matias Mucciolo <mmucciolo at> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> Thanks everyone!  So I compiled keyboard, SATA, and BTRFS drivers in and was able to get further, but it looks like it had trouble starting up LXDE (it was repeatedly starting and stopping LXDE).  Booting up in single user mode, I was able to get a prompt.  I attempted startx but it failed.  I looked and it looked like it was attempting to use the Nvidia modules, but they weren’t in the /lib/modules/4.9.0… directory (I have an Nvidia 670).  It looks like they are stored as extra modules in the extramodules softlink in my default installation (now kernel 4.8).  
> So I am gathering that many of the modules used in my default installation are not making it over to 4.9.  When running make localmodconfig, I am noticing error messages related to Nvidia and virtual box.  Some examples:
> Nvidia config not found!!

You have used proprietary driver from Nvidia. It is not included in
the kernel. I think this is the reason for your problem with LXDE.

The best way would be to use open source driver that is supported by
the mainline kernel - nouveau (config option DRM_NOUVEAU).
According to the nouveau site [1], your chip is supported. Try it.


Best regards,
Andrey Skvortsov
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