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Old 07-08-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Smile load and install a pcmcia module on slackware 4


This is a question that should have an easy answer. So far the answers I have found involve recompiling the kernel.

I want to install a derivative of Slackware 4 on an old Toshiba laptop with 24MB ram. It seems to work great. Except that it is trying to load the pcnet_cs module instead of the axnet_cs module for my pcmcia ethernet card.
insmod tells me there is no axnet module. A quick look at /lib/modules tells me the same. If I get the right .gz then I should just be able to pkg it to install the axnet_cs module.

I've been searching but so far I've only discovered it should be in with the kernel modules.

How can I get this one module installed?
 
Old 07-10-2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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There is no other option beyond compiling the kernel. You cannot use a module compiled for one kernel on a different kernel. Unless there is a package that contains that module which can be optionally installed in your distribution (and I am guessing there is not) you must compile it yourself.
 
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Is there a package for Slackware 4 that has the axnet_cs module?
 
  


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