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Old 11-28-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Kernel modules are not getting loaded


Hi,

I recently updated the kernel from SLES 11 to SLES 11 SP1 .However my kernel modules are not getting loaded and they throw an error such as shown below:

"Error inserting mii : Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)"

Please, provide some assistance.....
 
Old 11-28-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!


And what does 'dmesg' say about your modules?



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Old 11-28-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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hey thanks,

The dmesg logs are overwritten on my next boot to a working kernel.
So, I am not able to check the dmesg logs.

Thanks,
Benjamin
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:04 AM   #4
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dmesg is not a log-file; it's a program (some distros will produce a log
by the same name).

What it the output of dmesg when you try to load one of those modules?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:13 AM   #5
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The dmesg shows the following output:-

Probing USB devices: usbcore: FATAL: Error inserting usbcore (/lib/modules/2.6.32.12-5.1.3.default/kernel/drivers/usb/core/usbcore.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

and there are similar messages for other modules as well..
 
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So ... when you updated the kernel, did you update the modules
also? How did you go about this update?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 02:28 AM   #7
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I builded the default kernel with built in support for all these modules and used the following set of commands:

make modules_install and make install to get the modules in /lib/modules for the respective kernel.

So, I suppose the modules might have been updated as well..
 
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Did you forget 'make modules_install' ? I had done it once and gotten into a lot of mess.
Hope this helps.
 
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Nopes...i didn't forget it.....i used make modules_install and make install to build the modules and the kernel..
 
  


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