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I done that i make modules and then modules_install. I can not find the error.Any other sugestion? I do thing i make a mistake in the compilation. When is the first time you compile a kernel you have to do a general configuration first? And hows is that?Can anyone help me by typing the step i had to do to see if a i do the compilation and the configuration right?
Have you compiled your kernel from source that came with MDK? It's not a good idea, because it installs new modules in the same directory with the old ones. It's much better to get source from www.kernel.org and compile it (event the same version). Oh, and you can copy the configuration file (.config in the kernel source directory), to use your previos configuration.
Mandrake is a derivative of RedHat, so I suspect it uses the same compilation process and files. If so, and you compile a new kernel, it is important to modify a variable called EXTRAVERSION in the Makefile (located in the /usr/src/linux directory). I would suggest you have a look at the README file, in the same directory.
I am keeping an eye on this thread because I have the same problem, I recompiled and could not ever get my mouse to work after that (USB). There were other things that popped up like Vserver or something too, but I at least want the mouse, then I can go from there.
i tried to get 2.4.18 to work last night. I got it installed and it detects my usb keyboard and mouse , but there is no entry for either in the /dev directory. So X wont work. Anyone know what the problem is ? I am trying to up kernel from 2.4.9-12 or something. It seems like we are all having the same problems i wonder whats going on
Good new to the people that are facing this problem. I check the old kernel 2.4.8 how it was configure in the HID, UHCI and the usb modules and i find that to work your USB mouse you have to had UHCI,OHCI and everything UNDER USB CONTROLLERS as MODULES NOT TO LOAD IN THE KERNEL. Also type "emacs /etc/modules" and under "scsi_host adapter" add "hid". Save it and exit. Reboot. And your mouse is going to work again. Now i have other problem "i can not connect to internet". It seems that it can not find my modem but with cat /proc/bus/usb/devices it shows that it is recognize it. Any suggestion?