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Old 06-04-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
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Booting slack 9 errors


Ok few (hundred) errors i get here. I run slackware 9.0 on an IBM a30 laptop. .everything works flawlessly. infact i might add. absolutely perfectly. except for when i boot i get lots of these messages

insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/i80_rng.o.gz init_module : No such device

i get lots that look like that. And yes ive searched google and yes ive "man insmod"

Any suggestions?

thanx
 
Old 06-04-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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When you install slack for the first time, it will ask you for a kernel to load... Most people will choose the basic kernel.

The basic kernel will attempt to load as many hardware-specific modules as it sees to be appropriate for the current hardware. Many of these devices you won't even have on your system.

To cut a long story short, you'd be facing less of these "errors" if you were to recompile your kernel to your liking and hardware installed.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 09:03 PM   #3
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that makes alot of sense actually. that clears up alot of confusion. thank you very much :-D

any ideas on how to start tweaking the kernel? yes i know thats a massive question.. but if you could point me in the right direction. a link. that would be helpful. thanks again!
 
Old 06-04-2003, 09:34 PM   #4
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you can check the first thread in the slackware forum. it has a mini-howto to compile a kernel
 
Old 06-04-2003, 09:52 PM   #5
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checking that out now
 
Old 06-05-2003, 07:19 AM   #6
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Btw can anyone reccomend a better kernel to use during install? I picked the Bare kernel (the default) because well im sort of new to slack. Thanks
 
Old 06-05-2003, 07:35 AM   #7
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Download the latest stable version (if I'm correct - 2.4.20) in .tgz format. Install it (using installpkg) and then compile it to fit your needs.
Of course, this may not be so simple, but you can try and ask the forum if you get stuck.
 
  


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