Thanks for the reply DaOne
Module Size Used by Not tainted
usb-ohci 18856 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 14632 0 (unused)
usbcore 58144 1 [usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
emu10k1-gp 1352 0 (unused)
gameport 1452 0 [emu10k1-gp]
pcmcia_core 38112 0
ide-scsi 8048 0
8139too 15272 0
mii 2240 0 [8139too]
emu10k1 61288 0
ac97_codec 9512 0 [emu10k1]
soundcore 3332 4 [emu10k1]
As you can see agpgart is not loaded. The first thing I tried was to uncomment the line in rc.modules while I was doing the same for my nic and sound card. During bootup I see a message flash by about it failing to load the module. Here's what happens when I try it manually;
root@darkstar://# modprobe agpgart
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o.gz: init_module: No such device
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o.gz: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o.gz: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o.gz failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o.gz: insmod agpgart failed
All the folders/files are where they should be. I double checked and everything is there.
I'm getting other strange problems now. I also see this message during boot (along with a whole heap of other ones that unfortunately I miss)
insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drivers/net/8139cp.o.gz failed.
But, it appears to be loaded afterall. If I do modprobe 8139too it says it's already there. The problem is that I can't get my network up. It's unreachable. The last time I installed slack 9.0 I got it working perfectly.
For example if I do /sbin/dhcpcd -t 10 -d eth0 it returns the machine address but then seems to hang and then time out before it gives me everything else.
Wow, this is too much hassle. I'll spend some time researching this but not too much time. I don't expect anyone to figure it all out for me, but if something obvious occurs to anyone please say so! Linux is a mystery sometimes. You can do 2 identical installations on the same machine and you get different issues, lol. Well, most of the time it's all fun
btw, I've read through the readme that comes with the drivers and what it does mention is this (under requirements);
"The OpenGL implementation that comes with the driver can
of use the ISSE commandset extensions of some current x86 cpus.
So you should run a Linux kernel that can handle the respective
register extensions at the task switches to make use of them."
It seems that you only need to recompile your kernel if you are using 2.2.x because it mentions this;
"Note: You may skip the information in this section in the following cases:
(1) You have Kernel 2.4.xx: Kernel 2.4.xx and most current distributions come with ISSE support built-in,
(2) Your CPU does not have ISSE support at all."
Forgive me for not pasting more and putting it all in context but I figured you could check it out if you wanted to.
It says that 2.4.xx kernels have ISSE support built in, and it also implies that you don't need it anyway. The drivers will benefit if it's present, but run without it if they need to.