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Old 09-17-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
AlanL
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modconf problem


The audio wont work in my woody installation.
I ran modconf and got this: lib/modules/2.4.20
no such directory. I checked and I have 2.2.20!
This is interesting. Do I have a modconf newer
than woody or are the modules older than woody?
The installation came from woody base(20 floppies).
I checked at the mirror and I cant find lib/modules
/2.4.20. Any help appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:34 AM   #2
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Do you know what kind of audiocard you have?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:44 AM   #3
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Did you compile a new kernel? Woody has the 2.2.20-idepci and 2.4.18 kernel as standard with the release. If you compile a new kernel you select options during the config process when the answers are y n m. If you selected anything as m then modules would have to be compiled. Depending on the method you used to make the image will dictate whether they were installed or not. If you use the Debian method then modules are automatically installed if you used the classic method then you would have had to make modules as seperate step.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:54 AM   #4
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subnet: ac-97 but its not an audio problem! Modconf wont work.
TigerOC: my skill level being what it is I am having a hard enough time just trying to install woody and you want me to compile a
new kernel! What do you think I am, a masochist?
What I did was download the bf2.4 boot floppies and use them to reinstall. Now I get a graphical screen for modconf but the
only option is EXIT!!! Lib/modules is now 2.4.18-bf2.4.
During install I saw a message that said could not open
lib/modules/2.4.20. Woody is still trying to find 2.4.20!
Where can I find it?
 
Old 09-20-2003, 02:54 AM   #5
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This is a very interesting problem. Just to give you some insight as to what is happening here may help you understand what is going on;
When a new kernel is installed the modules defined in the kernel are created in /lib/modules/<kernel_number> and modconf is pointed to that module.

As I understand the problem you have installed kernels 2.2.20-idepci and 2.4.18 but modconf is for some reason pointing to 2.4.20. Since you have not installed that kernel the modules don't exist in /lib/modules/2.4.20.
You have 2 ways to resolve the problem;
1) do a new clean install of bf24 or;
2) download the Debian 2.4.20 kernel relevant to your system and type here to /usr/src and install by doing cd /usr/src/ and then dpkg -i kernel-image-2.4.20*.deb
Hope this helps.

Last edited by TigerOC; 09-20-2003 at 03:02 AM.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:36 AM   #6
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TigerOC: Thanks for your help.
I installed kernel-image 2.4.18-k7(I have 1.3G Duron).
Woody still wants modules 2.4.20.
I downloaded kernel 2.4.20 and the dependencies.
Then the dependencies needed dependencies.
So I have given up for the time being.
Kernel 2.4.20 must be for Sarg. I dont want to rebuild
Woody. I just installed Woody in a 486-33meg
computer and modconf works ok. I wonder if Woody
is telling me that my new computer needs 2.4.20?
 
  


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