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Old 04-02-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
DeZiReaL
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eee pc driver prob


Hey people, i am completely new to linux.

in the company i work for i face a grave problem,

we have one of the eee pc (laptop) from the range but we have the one without the internal webcam.

So after doing some searching we came across the genius look 316 that is said to have linux support so we loaded it up and found the drivers (kernel modules.. or wat eva they called) now i know in the console we have to install it this way and this is wat i do:

i open the shell conole in the directory of the .ko file and i type this into the console

/sbin/insmod ./usbvm305.ko

but then i get the following error

insmod: error inserting './usbvm305.ko' -1 operation not permitted

i would like some light shedded onto this topic is it cause of the version of the module for the webcam (which is 2.6.5) and the laptop (which is xandros 2.6.21.4)

i haved searched all over could someone help me out??

Thanks
 
Old 04-02-2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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Quote:
/sbin/insmod ./usbvm305.ko
The correct syntax is
Quote:
/sbin/insmod usbvm305
You may have better result using
Quote:
/sbin/modprobe usbvm305
 
Old 04-02-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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okay thanks i will try that now.

[EDIT]

Alright the results are

i used the one you typed in

/sbin/insmod usbvm305

says - insmod: can`t read 'usbvm305': no such file or directory

/sbin/modprobe usbvm305

says - FATAL: Module usbvm305 not found

so what i tried i maybe addind the extension .ko to it

/sbin/insmod usbvm305.ko

says - insmod: error inserting './usbvm305.ko' -1 operation not permitted

/sbin/modprobe usbvm305.ko

says FATAL: Module usbvm305.ko not found.


any idea what to do that might help??

Last edited by DeZiReaL; 04-02-2008 at 09:02 AM.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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excuse me for double posting but, is it possible that wen the suppliers sent us the laptop cause it came with everything installed that they didn`t install the modules require for the device to be picked up by xandros? which is not allowing the module am trying to load to load into the kernel database?
 
Old 04-02-2008, 11:03 AM   #5
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modprobe &/or insmod probably want to find the kernel module in the kernel driver directory. Do
Code:
uname -r
This will tell you what kernel you are using. From that, you should be able to find a corresponding directory tree, where kernel drivers are stored. Something like '/lib/modules/....' where '...' corresponds to the kernel version. Your kernel module probably needs to go in the '..../drivers/media/video/' directory (guessing here). Probably needs ownership root/root and privileges '744'.
Code:
chown root /lib/modules/..../usbvm305.ko
chgrp root /lib/modules/..../usbvm305.ko
chmod 744 /lib/modules/..../usbvm305.ko
--- rod.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 04:34 AM   #6
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I read something about a new EEE laptop that runs in Linux. Is that the one that you have? Does it work well? It is supposed to come with Linux preinstalled, but from your post it sounds like it does not work?
 
Old 05-02-2008, 05:37 AM   #7
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The insmod and modprobe commands need to be run as root.

However, you should read the instructions more closely. First, a compiled kernel module needs to match the kernel you are using. There may be an install script that copies the kernel module where it needs to go, which will be under /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/ somewhere. The command "depmod -a" needs to be run as well to find this module so that modprobe can find it.

There may also be a modules.alias entry added (by the script or the depmod command) so that the name of the module matches a standard kernel module.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 09:33 AM   #8
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DeZiReaL, you can't load that module because the version of linux ("Xandros") that is shipped with the eee is highly customised & stripped-down. The module you require is not available from the standard installation.

But there are probably ways to get it to load.

The best places to learn about the eee, and find support, are here:
http://forum.eeeuser.com/
and here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/

I love my eee PC701 4G
 
Old 05-02-2008, 10:23 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
The best places to learn about the eee, and find support, are here:
http://forum.eeeuser.com/
and here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/

I love my eee PC701 4G
Thank you for your comment. Would you tell me more about what you like about it? I am new to Linux, and I read about it being shipped with Linux.

1) Has it worked well for you?

2) It hardly has any harddrive storage space. How can you do anything with it? I took a look at how much space it took to have Linux on a PC and it was a "lot" of GB. It would not even fit on that EEE. How much space does the Linux system take on it? You only have 4GB.

3) The screen is so small. Can you actually read text on it? Is it clear enough that you can read a page of text? Are you impressed with the screen resolution, or is it just something that you think gets by?

4) What stores carry it so that I can see it? I read that some people bought it and did not like it and were stuck with it because there was a no return policy. What did you pay for it?

5) When is the 9" screen version coming out, and how much will it cost?

Note: I made this a new post, but so that you know about and can comment if you want to, I reply to it. I want to get some opinions on the EEE.
 
Old 05-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #10
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@newtovanilla,

You are not supposed to "Hijack" posts like this.
But...

1] It has worked perfectly. It easily connected to my wireless network, uses my networked printer, and allows me to connect to my other PCs and vice versa. The "Advanced Desktop" is better for me than "Easy Mode", because I like KDE.
2] "It hardly has any harddrive storage space." Correct, about 1.6GB free, I think, by the time I had installed a load of extra software. So I plugged in a 4GB SD Card (which doesn't stick out). Now I have more than enough space: It's for on-the-move connectivity, checking my emails, looking things up, checking my holiday photos, playing with linux, taking away for the weekend, watching DVDs from an SD card, playing music. It is not a "workhorse supercomputer". But I have installed gcc, Apache2, PHP5 and MySQL, just for fun: "You have a webserver on that thing?" "Yup "
3] I am very happy with the screen: I quickly got used to it.
4] "What stores carry it?" I have no idea, you have not told us where you live. I expect you can find this out for yourself. I paid 219 for the 4G with webcam.
5] "When is the 9" screen version coming out?" I don't know and I don't care, I love what I have

If you have any more questions, I suggest you head over to the links I gave above, and use the [SEARCH] facilities provided there - they'll soon be answered.

Last edited by tredegar; 05-02-2008 at 11:36 AM. Reason: Typo
 
Old 05-02-2008, 11:29 AM   #11
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Eee PC runs a commercial distro - you can, technically, enable commercial support and thus gain access to the Xandros repos. However, it is not actually designed to be extendable like that.

Fortunately, you do not have to accept the default install. See the wiki pages suggested by tredegar.
 
  


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