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Old 10-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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I have an eee pc currently loaded with Ubuntu-eee (unofficial fork). They provide their own kernel with all the modules for wlan and such.

I need a realtime kernel because I'm using this thing mainly for recording. The linux-rt kernel from the ubuntu repository works, but it doesn't come with the the necessary modules to make the wlan and ethernet work. I'd like to just boot into the rt kernel by default instead of having to reboot every time I need either internet access or audacity.

So... I don't know where to go from here. From what I understand I don't really need to recompile the kernel, just modprobe the wlan and ethernet modules. I'm pretty much tapping in the dark here. I don't have any clue how this stuff works.

A little push in the right direction would be much appreciated.

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Old 10-21-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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Try it and see - if the modules install (unlikely probably) try 'em.
If you get an error "Invalid module format" it (usually) means a kernel version mismatch. Presuming this is a personal/test box, try force loading them - and remember I didn't recommend that ...
Old 10-25-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Ok, as I have said before... I have no idea what I'm doing, so my best guess was to use modprobe -l to see which modules are installed on the eee modded kernel, then booted into the rt kernel, used diff to see which ones are not loaded and then tried to modprobe them one by one. Some seemed to load, some said WARNING: Error... Operation not permitted... FATAL: Error inserting... Operation not permitted. But modprobing them as root worked - worked, as in: didn't put out an error.
But still no wifi hardware when I check ifconfig -l


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