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Old 09-02-2006, 08:09 PM   #31
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I'm gonna mail Pat about including the linux-modules-2.6.* package under a/ (maybe as OPT or REC) or at least under some other disk1 folder for Slack-11, since I'm still convinced that such is the cause of your problem.
To be honest if someone can find the 2.6 kernel in /extra then they should be able to find the modules there too. Now I don't know how/if the installer installs the 2.6 kernel since I compiled my own, but it would seem a better idea for the modules to be installed automatically when you choose the 2.6 kernel.

Just my opinion anyway.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:12 PM   #32
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I didn't meant to insult you, I was just comment on the general status of the Linux population, which wasn't even started by me... (I had assumed that this thread became off-topic after you said that you'll stop trying)

I'm sorry if my post insulted you in any way, it wasn't mean to insult anybody.
Hey,.....no problem. I'm fairly thicked skinned. I realize I am not on par with many users here, but I do think I am reasonably compotent. [this may be an unrealistic assumption...]

I just think it would be best if a person could at least get the system up & running, with what is presented in the installer. Then the user can proceed with fixing up, or altering whatever they so choose.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 08:19 PM   #33
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To be honest if someone can find the 2.6 kernel in /extra then they should be able to find the modules there too. Now I don't know how/if the installer installs the 2.6 kernel since I compiled my own, but it would seem a better idea for the modules to be installed automatically when you choose the 2.6 kernel.

Just my opinion anyway.
Since 10.2, you've been able to install a 2.6 kernel (test26.s in 10.2 and huge26.s in -current and -11-RC?) from the installer, but you'll have to install the modules manually later from the extra/ directory in the 2nd CD, which is a step that most people forget (myself included).

The 2.4 kernels have their kernel-modules-* package under a/ with a tag priority of ADD, which make them to be always installed (unless you use an "expert" instalation).
 
  


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