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I'm trying to compile a 2.6 kernel, but I'm running into some problems. The kernel compiles and installs just fine, but when I boot up, I get all kinds of errors about my kernel modules. It looks to me like it's trying to load the modules from my old kernel (2.4.18). For example it can't find the 'input', 'usb_uhci'. I'm also having problems with my ethernet card not working now. In 2.2 and 2.4 kernels, I used the 'tulip' driver. That doesn't seem to work anymore. My card is a Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 card. Anyone have any ideas on what might be going on?
I have the same problems as you. I got a lot of modules errors, even doing make modules and make modules_install.
Even i cannot open the X servers, as when i try to do it, my screens goes in stand-by mode.
If anyone knows any trip, it'd be more than appretiated
I did 'make modules_install' too, it installs them fine, but I think that its trying to load non-exsistant modules, or something. I don't have any problem with the X server, it's just my ethernet card that doesn't work.
I think the chipset on your Linksys-NIC is tulip. If you browse to "Device Drivers->Networking Support->Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit)->Tulip family network device support" in make menuconfig, you should enable '"Tulip" family network device support' and 'DECchip Tulip (dc2114x) PCI support'. I think this is the right module for your card. Mark it as <*>, to make shure it is loaded on boot, then it is built into the kernel rather than just making a module.
do as usual:
# copy the boot image to your boot folder
cp arch/boot/*/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz-2.6 ........
since you mention that you are migrating from kernel 2.4 ...
then did you make note of this like mentioned by shanein ?!
and the name of the usb modules have changed, so that may explain
that other problem ...
just judging by your information, that link i supplied should help you out ...
OK, I recompiled the kernel, and built in the tulip driver that atlesn suggested, but still no luck. Yes, I am going to 2.6 from 2.4, and it's probably worth mentioning that I'm using Debian woody, if that would make any difference. That link looks like what I was looking for, so I'll try that...
I've upgraded to 2.6.x many times from 2.4 and have never ran into any problems. It might help that I built my computer so I know everything that's in it. I originally didn't have my network card working with it a long time ago when I did it, but as of now all is well (I use a wireless card now, but I used to use a Netgear card with a National Semiconductor schipset).
You could possibly try installing as many net drivers as you think might be important, although this will consume some more time. However, compile them as modules so you inflate the kernel with stuff you don't need.
As for the guy with the videocard problem, which card do you have, and do you have the correct drivers installed for it?
It's still not working for me, but I did read (on a page from the link that DrOzz posted) that Debian woody has problems with 2.6 kernel modules. Debian sarge and sid are supposed to support it better. So I'm going to just upgrade to sarge, and hope that will solve my module problems.
Yes, I downloaded the lastest version using apt-get, which was 3.0pre10-1, from the debian site. But I'd like to try compiling a kernel the Debian way , because I am going to need to install it on another system anyway. Thanks for your help everyone!