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Old 03-19-2010, 06:32 AM   #1
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rt61pci kernel module fails to load in -current "Invalid module format"


I have just upgraded my 13.0 install to -current everything seems to work smoothly except one of the more important drivers for me, my wireless card.
I haven't really got much more info other than running 'modprobe rt61pci' returns an 'Invalid module format' Error.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 09:06 AM   #2
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AlienBOB blogged about this yesterday. http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/upgr...epc-to-2-6-33/
 
Old 03-19-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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Don't use the huge kernel, use the generic + initrd.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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AlienBOB blogged about this yesterday. http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/upgr...epc-to-2-6-33/
I read the whole thing and didn't see a mention about the rt61pci module only some other one, anyway I tried what he suggested to no avail.
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Don't use the huge kernel, use the generic + initrd.
Switching kernels fixed nothing still the same error.
I'm not sure how to set up an initrd nor do I know what that is.....
 
Old 03-19-2010, 12:41 PM   #5
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You could not have switched to the generic kernel and not setup an initrd. Here is a how to http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla.../README.initrd.
Also a helper script exist in /usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh that will give you a working command to run to create a initrd.

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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I read the whole thing and didn't see a mention about the rt61pci module only some other one, anyway I tried what he suggested to no avail.
Ooops, sorry.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 02:48 AM   #7
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You could not have switched to the generic kernel and not setup an initrd. Here is a how to http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla.../README.initrd.
Also a helper script exist in /usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh that will give you a working command to run to create a initrd.
All hail XGizzmo, Creating the initrd and booting the generic kernel worked
Many thanks.
 
  


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