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Old 02-18-2002, 11:18 AM   #1
jimval7
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Angry UGHH! Building new kernel


I downloaded the newest "stable" kernel 2.4.17. I built it, compiled it, and everything seemed fine. I made my changes to lilo and rebooted.

Everything looked good. Everything worked except my NICS!! The most important thing! I have 2 PCMICA Xircom cards, i looked at the message file and says:

modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth0

Well, I located the modules my nics use on my old kernel and rebuilt the new kernel again, AND I made sure I selected the Xircom modules, which is x2ps_xxx.o I cant remember the xxx part but I know it was something like that. I MADE sure i selected it by hitting "y" when it asked me. SOOOOO i thought i got it, so i made my changes to lilo and rebooted, BUT I GOT THE SAME DANG THING!:
eth0 failed
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth0
eth1 failed
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module eth1

SO then i go check for the module in /lib/modules/2.4.17/kernel/drivers/net/ and only 2 .o files are there, and they are not for my NIC's. So then I look at the /etc/modules.conf file but nothing is there regarding my NICS.

i know which moule i need, can someone tell me how to install the NIC module? I know which one I need, and I also know the name of it, BUT how can I install that one freaking module?!!!



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Old 02-18-2002, 11:31 AM   #2
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You did do the make modules && make modules_install step, didn't you?

I ususally issue the whole shebang as one command:
make xconfig && make dep && make clean && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install && make bzlilo

There are two ways of including support for hardware in the kernel: You can build it directly into the kernel (useful if it's always going to be used, straight from boot up), and also as a module that can be inserted. The former is done by clicking 'Y' next to it (when you make xconfig), the latter by clicking 'M'. If you make it a module, then you need to make the modules themselves after the kernel is done compiling.
 
Old 02-18-2002, 11:36 AM   #3
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I DO the make modules and make modules_install

How can I install that one freaking module?!!!

Isn't there a command to install a certain module?
 
Old 02-18-2002, 01:52 PM   #4
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ok, this is EXACTLY why we get pissed when people double post.

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