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Old 02-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
Yaakov Ben-Avraham
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Question Slackware 14.0 installed with HUGE.S does not load modules


I have to use HUGE.S not HUGESMP.S because my 32 bit ISA machine does not have SMP capabilities (HUGESMP.S hangs)

When I install Slackware 14.0 from SETUP , no modules will load. IE

# cat /proc/modules

returns null output.

As can be expected, this causes all kinds of problems.

What is the solution to this bug?
 
Old 02-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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In the other thread you opened for the same issue, you received this answer: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9/#post4888129 and I think you should have followed up on that instead of creating this new topic.

Please post the output of these commands:
Code:
uname -a
ls /var/log/packages/kernel-*
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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If you didn't install kernel-modules-3.2.29-i486-1.txz, just do that.
 
Old 02-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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If you didn't install kernel-modules-3.2.29-i486-1.txz, just do that.
OK. I have located the txz file, and extracted the tar library. Since I am a newbie, can you please explain step by step how I install these modules from the tar library?

Humbly needing your assistance,

Yaakov
 
Old 02-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #5
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DO NOT extract the .txz file. From the directory where have the .txz file, do this as root:

Code:
installpkg kernel-modules-3.2.29-i486-1.txz
Then reboot.
 
Old 02-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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I typed the following after extracting the .txz file

# installpkg kernel-modules-3.2.29-i486-1.txz

and was told that the package was installed successfully.
I next rebooted. Then

# cat /proc/modules

still returned NO installed modules
and FUSE was not available.

How now brown cow?
 
Old 02-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #7
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Code:
slackpkg reinstall kernel-modules
 
Old 02-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #8
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Please first send output of commands as requested by Alien Bob on post #2
 
Old 02-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yaakov Ben-Avraham View Post
I typed the following after extracting the .txz file

# installpkg kernel-modules-3.2.29-i486-1.txz

and was told that the package was installed successfully.
I next rebooted. Then

# cat /proc/modules

still returned NO installed modules
and FUSE was not available.

How now brown cow?
If you were missing one critical package, you might be missing more. You might consider running upgradepkg --install-new *.t?z in every slackware subdirectory (slackware/a, slackware/ap, etc) with the possible exception of the kdei directory.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #10
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Code:
slackpkg reinstall kernel-modules
Unfortunately I cannot do that easily, because ETH0 (and hence the Internet) is not accessible on my Slackware 14.0 system I need to know how to do the reinstall without accessing the mirrors - just the Slackware 14.0 distribution DVD as sold by The Slackware Store.

p.s. Slackware 13.37 booted the HUGESMP.S kernel just fine, only 14.0 hangs when booting the HUGESMP.S kernel?!
 
Old 02-13-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Please first send output of commands as requested by Alien Bob on post #2
 
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Unfortunately I cannot do that easily, because ETH0 (and hence the Internet) is not accessible on my Slackware 14.0 system I need to know how to do the reinstall without accessing the mirrors - just the Slackware 14.0 distribution DVD as sold by The Slackware Store.

p.s. Slackware 13.37 booted the HUGESMP.S kernel just fine, only 14.0 hangs when booting the HUGESMP.S kernel?!
How about mounting the dvd on /mnt and trying the upgradepkg fix, as I suggested previously?

I'll even give you a complete command line to do it:

mount /dev/sr0 /mnt
upgradepkg --install-new /mnt/slackware*/{a,ap,d,e,f,k,kde,l,n,t,tcl,x,xap,xfce,y}/*.t?z
 
Old 02-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Please first send output of commands as requested by Alien Bob on post #2
/var/log/packages/kernel-firmware-20120804git-noarch-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-generic-3.2.29-i486-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-generic-smp-3.2.29_smp-i686-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-headers-3.2.29_smp-x86-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-huge-3.2.29-i486-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-huge-smp-3.2.29_smp-i686-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-modules-3.2.29-i486-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-modules-smp-3.2.29_smp-i686-1
/var/log/packages/kernel-source-3.2.29_smp-noarch-1
 
Old 02-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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You missed the output of "uname -a", which would allow us to see if for some reason you were still running an old kernel.

Was this a fresh installation, or did you install over the top of something that was already there? If the latter, that could lead to all kinds of problems... but, if so, adding --reinstall to that upgradepkg command line would still be able to help clean up the mess, along with the suggestions in UPGRADE.TXT for removing obsolete packages and handling .new config files.
 
Old 02-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by volkerdi View Post
You missed the output of "uname -a", which would allow us to see if for some reason you were still running an old kernel.

Was this a fresh installation, or did you install over the top of something that was already there? If the latter, that could lead to all kinds of problems... but, if so, adding --reinstall to that upgradepkg command line would still be able to help clean up the mess, along with the suggestions in UPGRADE.TXT for removing obsolete packages and handling .new config files.
# uname -a

Linux eyes 2.6.37.6 #2 Sun Apr 10 01:09:12 CDT 2011 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU-S 1400 MHz GenunineIntel GNU/Linux

I am running the non-SMP kernel because Slackware 14.0 HUGESMP.S image hangs
when booting from DVD (Slackware 13.37 HUGESMP.S works from DVD)

This was a fresh installation on a virgin disk.

Last edited by Yaakov Ben-Avraham; 02-13-2013 at 08:38 PM. Reason: Noted that 13.37 HUGESMP.S image boots
 
  


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