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Old 07-07-2004, 07:00 AM   #1
hobz
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Installing irda module - problem during kernel compilation


Hi Folks
I was trying to install my irda (ma600) , gone through the steps readme
file till the step that says (type "make modules" and "make
modules_install" under <source> directory) whenever I perform this step
I get the following response

The present kernel configuration has modules disabled.
Type "make config" and enable loadable module support.
Then build a kernel with module support enabled.

Through the control center my loadable modul;e support is enabled, I am
using redhat9 with kernel 2.4.20-8 and I downloaded its source.
any advice?
 
Old 07-07-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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Hello,

The problem is that the kernel you run is not compiled from the source you've downloaded. You 've probably not built kernel from sources downloaded so the .config it reads doesn't reflects the kernel you run... The fastest solution is to recompile a new kernel from sources with Loadable modules support and IRDA support enable

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Old 07-08-2004, 08:34 AM   #3
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Do u mean my system will be having 2 kernels or the kernel I rcompile will overwrite the one that came with redhat9
Sorry if the question could seem silly but I am new to the linux area
Thanx
 
Old 07-08-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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Yes that's exactly... either you have 2 kernels and you choose one at boot time thanks to your bootloader or you overwrite the previous. The last solution is not the best because if you compile a wrong kernel (for example you forget to put ext3fs support so you can't mount root FS) you'll be stuck In fact, there's always a solution but sometimes it's really complex or boring....

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