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Old 12-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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HELP - 14.1 upgrade from 14.0 with slackpkg kernel-module links to wrong kernel?


I used Alien Bob's slackpkg upgrade process to upgrade from Slackware 14.0 full install to Slackware 14.1. I'm having a wireless problem which might be related to this observation that I have. If I look at the rc.modules link it points to the 3.2.29 kernel-module rather than 3.10.17 kernel-module. Is that normal or is it a misstep when using slackpkg as the upgrade process rather than a full install? Do I simply issue a new ln statement to correct it, or is it something that LILO.conf is suppose to handle? If rc.modules isn't related to wireless issues then I post a separate issue to try and address that. If more information is needed, please feel free to ask. Happy Slacking, BAmunds
 
Old 12-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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delete old /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-3.2.29 link and ln new one

Might be better to ask separate question regarding wireless as in posting result of lspci and looking into what wicd and networkmanager do.
 
Old 12-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by glorsplitz View Post
delete old /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-3.2.29 link and ln new one.
Thanks for the reply. I knew that a new link was necessary. What I didn't know is if LILO or something else makes this link automatically when you have multiple kernels installed. For example I have left the 3.2.29 kernel inplace as a fallback, along with vmlinuz. Is that a problem?

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Might be better to ask separate question regarding wireless as in posting result of lspci and looking into what wicd and networkmanager do.
I was planning to ask a separate question on the wireless, but wanted to get this kernel modules issue straightened out first, because if it isn't right then it could potentially cause a problem with wireless module loading.

Environment: HP Pavilion zv5000 with 512M and 60G HDD, Broadcom b43 driver added from slackpkgs. Slackware 14.1

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Old 12-05-2013, 02:40 AM   #4
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We can see in /etc/rc.d/rc.S this:
Code:
# Priority is given first to a script named "rc.modules.local", then
# to "rc.modules-$FULL_KERNEL_VERSION", and finally to the plain "rc.modules".
# Note that if /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local is found, then that will be the ONLY
# rc.modules script the machine will run, so make sure it has everything in
# it that you need.
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local -a -r /proc/modules ]; then
  echo "Running /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local:"
  /bin/sh /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.local
elif [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-$(uname -r) -a -r /proc/modules ]; then
  echo "Running /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-$(uname -r):"
  . /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-$(uname -r)
elif [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.modules -a -r /proc/modules -a -L /etc/rc.d/rc.modules ]; then
  echo "Running /etc/rc.d/rc.modules -> $(readlink /etc/rc.d/rc.modules):"
  . /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
elif [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.modules -a -r /proc/modules ]; then
  echo "Running /etc/rc.d/rc.modules:"
  . /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
fi
So target of rc.modules symlink doesn't matter until /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-$(uname -r) is in place.
 
Old 12-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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Thanks Bormant. I suspected that there was more at play. So I guess I don't need to wonder if the right kernel modules are being loaded. I can now go ask another thread about why wlan0 is failing to gain it's IP address until I run /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 manually. I did some poking around in the the log's and I don't see anyplace that the rc.S process is being logged. Is there a log that would show this without turning on debug?
 
  


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