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Old 08-22-2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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can't install kernel modules


So I just installed Slackware 12.1 kernel huge-smp.s(or something like that) on my laptop and on my dvd the modules for that kernel are corrupt so they didn't install. I downloaded them from a Slackware repository and installed them using pkgtool, but I don't know what to do next. I rebooted and ran lsmod but it still didn't show any modules.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 10:44 PM   #2
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If the modules still didn't load, and you are sure they installed properly (check /var/log/packages), then you probably installed the wrong module package. The kernel and module packages much match exactly; using the non-SMP modules on a SMP kernel won't work, for instance.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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Did you check the MD5 checksum for the download and the burn? Could be a bad download or a bad burn.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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I checked and they have been installed. They are the exact kind and I downloaded it again from a different repository and it did the same thing.

MD5 checksum? Sorry, not familiar with that.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:26 AM   #5
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MD5 checksum? Sorry, not familiar with that.
It's understandable that you were not familiar with MD5 checksums at the time. Now that you've heard of them, spending a few minutes looking them up with a search engine/wikipedia/whatever would be a logical next step.

You use them to check whether a download completed successfully or got corrupted.

Last edited by dugan; 08-23-2008 at 01:34 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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It's understandable that you were not familiar with MD5 checksums at the time. Now that you've heard of them, spending a few minutes looking them up with a search engine/wikipedia/whatever would be a logical next step.

You use them to check whether a download completed successfully or got corrupted.

sorry,sorry, I know, I was very tired at the time.

I checked it and the package is fine.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 02:51 PM   #7
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ignore the last post I made. I didn't really know how to work md5sum, but I figured it out and the download was bad. I got it from a different repository and everything works great.

Thanks everybody
 
  


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