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akanitkar 05-06-2006 01:28 AM

help, gcc version and kernel version mismatch
I am new to linux. I did a simple helloworld.c from Linux Device Drivers on Red Hat 9, kernel version 2.4.20-8. Now I complied it into object file, but when I tried to insert that module using insmod, I got error that like kernel version mismatch. Please help me to find a way out of it.

Lenard 05-06-2006 08:02 AM

Download the kernel source and build the kernel, this way both the kernel and your compiled module will be at the same gcc level.

FYI: the kernel 2.4.20-8 is really old and needs to be replaced ASAP, in fact RHL9 has been EOL'd for over two years now. EOL == End of Life

Please consider installing a more recent version of Linux, keeping in the Red Hat family may I suggest Fedora Core 4/5 or CentOS 3/4;

At least visit the Fedora Legacy site and learn how to install and use yum and bring RHL9 current;

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