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I'm running openslug on a Linksys NSLU2, and I'm trying to get my USB wireless dongle to work. I got it running with no problems using openwrt, but I'd like to use the slug as a printserver among other things, and openwrt doesn't seem flexible enough.
My problem is the kernel-module-ieee80211-crypt-wep package requires a crypt module and isn't finding it. (I will update this post with the exact package, module and error message, I'm currently at work). I think the problem is that the necessary module isn't listed as a dependency for kernel-module-ieee80211-crypt-wep, so it isn't loaded beforehand.
Is there some way to manually change the module dependencies or, at the very least, some way to make sure one module is loaded before another?
Thanks a lot, more specific info coming soon.
UPDATE: The error message is "ieee80211_crypt_wep: could not allocate crypto API arc4" There's a arc4 module, but I can't ensure it loads before ieee802111_crypt_wep
Last edited by DeadlyMuffin; 01-15-2008 at 10:48 PM.
Yes, it does build the modules.dep file, but that file is regenerated every time I boot, so I can't change the dependency there. I don't see anything on the man page describing how depmod can change dependencies, it seems only to list them.
From the man page: "depmod creates a list of module dependencies, by reading each module under /lib/modules/version and determining what symbols it exports, and what symbols it needs. By default this list is written to modules.dep in the same directory."
I've got the module, and I can see from modules.dep where the dependency needs to be, I just can't change it! The module loads fine, but I don't think it's loading before ieee80211_crypt_wep
I regret I cannot help much here. I build always my own kernels, I use modules only in very rare cases if I need to pass parameters to them. There is /etc/modules.autoload.d/<kernelversion> file in Gentoo to load modules at boot time. There probably is something similar in your distro, too.
I understand, I'm used to building my own kernels too. I'm a bit stuck at this point as I really can't recompile the kernel on the slug itself. I may end up going back to openwrt, as much as I'd rather not.