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Old 03-08-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
enrique_arong
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Question load modules


Hi,

I need to load a module into my kernel
to get a network card working, the problem is that
when I use modprobe command it can not find the
correct path to load the module.

I changed the name of the directories to give it the correct path
but still no luck.
Im too new to this, excuse my ignorance.

thank you for your help

Last edited by enrique_arong; 03-08-2005 at 09:03 AM.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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hi, can you give us some more details on the module and how it was compiled. Is it a module which is in the kernel, or is it a 3rd party module?

remember, when you load a module, don't type

# modprobe /path/to/module.ko

just type:
# modprobe module

assuming that the module is in the module/kernel tree (/lib/modules/<kernel>/)

hamish
 
Old 03-08-2005, 09:36 AM   #3
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Sorry, I have no idea how It was compiled.
The module is in the kernel.

from the begining:

I installed a new network card, Suse 9 reconized it very well and installed it but when I ran the command ifconfig the only card shonw was the lo.

and the new network card I installed is still dead.

after two days without knowing the cause of the problem I opened the Suseplugger,

It said the following concerning the driver of my new network card:

Driver info #0:
Driver status: 3189too is not active
Driver activation cmd: "modprobe 3189too"
Driver info #1:
Driver status: 3189cp is not active
Driver activation cmd: "modprobe 3189too"

I executed that command: modprobe 3189too

and it returned the following:

modprobe: cant open dependecies file /lib/modules/2.4.21-9-default/modules.dep (no such file or directory)

if you need more details tell me

thank you for your time
 
Old 03-08-2005, 10:49 AM   #4
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I think it might be taht you don't have modutils installed.

do:
# rpm -Q modutils

(or something to query whether modutils is installed).

Also, is the module called "3189too" or 8189too? I don't have access to my box atm, but I don't remember a 3189too module.

Hamish
 
Old 03-08-2005, 04:42 PM   #5
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Re: load modules

Quote:
Originally posted by enrique_arong
Hi,

I need to load a module into my kernel
to get a network card working, the problem is that
when I use modprobe command it can not find the
correct path to load the module.

I changed the name of the directories to give it the correct path
but still no luck.
Im too new to this, excuse my ignorance.

thank you for your help
If the module is not in the standard location, you can add the path name in /etc/modules.conf. See "man modules.conf" for the syntax.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 07:03 AM   #6
enrique_arong
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thank you for your replys,

now the problem is other,

I already gave it the path and it seems it finds the modules, but it also returns an error telling me this:

unresolved symbols...

I was reading tutorials that said I must first know some thing about the kernel etc,

the thing is that there is always something new in my way learning linux.

too complicated so far

thanks again, expecting your replys.
 
  


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