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Old 02-10-2003, 11:30 AM   #1
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Updated Slackware Kernel - no modules


Hi..


I have been running slackware -current for some time and have found that i have problems with VMWare loading with hi mem support with the 2.4.19 kernel supplied with Slackware.. no biggie.. i recompiled my kernel with the 2.4.20 kernel i downloaded from kernel.org, but when i reboot none of my modules work.. if i do modprobe ide-scsi it says module not found, if i do modprobe tulip it says not found


when i recompiled my kernel i used this command:

make menuconfig - to configure my kernel for himem/sound/etc

make dep && make clean && make bzImage && make modules && make modules_install


what's the problem? Why would none of my modules work (besides the nVidia drivers that have to compile into the running kernel, those work fine, and i got ide-scsi to work by making it a part of the kernel, so i can access cdroms, etc... but still.. nothing loads unless it's compiled into the kernel.. no modules work besides nvidia.. what do i need to do?)

Thanks!
 
Old 02-10-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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Possible reasons:
1) Modules were not copied to the right directory in /lib (maybe you forgot to run make modules_install as root?). Look if you can find them.
2) You forgot to choose the modules when configuring the kernel, unlikely.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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I will re-run make modules and make modules_install.. but most everything is installed in the kernel, so i might not even need the ones that were there before.. i guess the older kernels did not have support for built in scsi so they used ide-scsi.. i dunno.. my sys works fine.. don't get me wrong.. it's just -very- strange to see lsmod empty (exept nVidia). But hey.. if it works, then i guess there i no reason to complain...


wait.. that's not true...

cdrecord -scanbus tells me it can't find /dev/pg*

but if i do ls /dev/pg* i see the dev entries.. i guess i should try to re-install cdrecord because i will need it to burn cd's.
 
Old 02-10-2003, 01:55 PM   #4
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When everything is compiled into the kernel, it may be that there are no modules loaded. No problem, then.
 
Old 02-17-2003, 12:36 PM   #5
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Directly into kernel doesn't create modules

I wouldn't expect to see your tulip driver as s module if you compiled it into the Kernel.According to the howto, though, ide-scsi needs to be compiled as a module, and has dependencies that must be modules as well. See the CD_burning HOWTO at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO-2.html for details.

Wht happens if you modprobe ide-scsi?

Last edited by Elf needs Food; 02-17-2003 at 12:38 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 06:37 AM   #6
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When everything is compiled into the kernel, it may be that there are no modules loaded. No problem, then.
Freaksta...I believe this is why lsmod is empty, thus the answer to your question.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 10:53 AM   #7
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You are correct.. after reviewing my kernel i found that all my modules were loaded at included.


Thanks for the info, it was a little wierd finding everything i needed already in the kernel.

thanks again.
 
  


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