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Old 05-25-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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Missing modules when upgrade kernel 2.6


Do you know how to view kernel log?(first question)

When i upgrade my old kernel to 2.6.6 or 2.6.4, some modules and drivers are missed (I typed make modules;make modules_install but there are a few responsing lines). At boot up screen, I saw some lines such as "Can't find modules tulips, Can't find modules....". As far as I know, tulip is driver of PCI Linksys (tulip.c). I can't connect internet as a result. Aslo, I typed $cat /proc/modules, there are no error even no response any lines, and just switching back to $

Quote:
root$cat /proc/modules
root$
When I boot up using my old kernel, which is 2.4.24., everything is fine. I connect internet without problem.
Quote:
root$cat /proc/modules
......
Response some lines
....
root$
In my situation, the lastest stable kernels are better as using although I cant' connect the internet.

If we update to new kernels, we have to manually build-in modules such as my Linksys drivers..etc..., dont' we?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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To build th latest kernel you need to run

gconfig

after you choose your packages, run

$ make bzImage

$ Make modules

$ make modules_install

you then have to copy the image to /boot as vmlinuz-whatever

make a link called vmlinuz that points to vmlinuz0whatever

copy the .config file to /boot as config-whatever

make a link in the /boot folder to the config-whatever called config

do the same with system.map

then you must add the entry to lilo.conf and run lilo

it should work if you didn't get any error messages in any of the above steps
 
Old 05-25-2004, 08:26 PM   #3
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I can boot into new kernel (startx is fine) but I can't connect the interenet due to some modules missing such as drivers...Howerver, Everything is fine if I use my old kernel 2.4.22. Do you know what the problem?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 08:49 PM   #4
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look in gconfig and see if you compiled th driver for your ethernet card. I missed that one on my first compile and had to go back.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:36 PM   #5
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I use default config. After I type "make menuconfig", I choose exit. Then, it asked me to save the files. I clicked ok. Does it make me to encounter with lot of problems later?
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:42 PM   #6
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look in gconfig and see if you compiled th driver for your ethernet card
I can't find driver for ethernet card, Can you please show me more specifily?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:11 AM   #7
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here is a how-to i followed that worked with absolutely no problems what so ever:

ftp://sandman777.homelinux.com/Tutorials/kernel.txt

NOTE THAT STEP 3 IS TO BE SKIPPED!!

It was written for 2.6.2, but works with 2.6.6 as well

happy slacking
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:42 AM   #8
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I had this problem also and the solution was to do a locate for the file "tulip.o " then I had to copy to the matching file in the new kernel. This also means doing a config and adding the tulip.o line. After that everything worked fine and I could connect to the internet. There is a README file on the Linksys website where you download the driver for your card which tells you specifically where to paste the copy of tulip.o and what file to reconfig. Sorry I can't remember the exact file names right now but try that and you should be able to connect.
 
  


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