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Old 04-09-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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modules problems when update kernel

Hi everybody;
I have installed a debian from woody and it's working fine with kernel-2.4, but I need to tune it and then I want to upgrade to the kernel-2.6.
I've tried this in two ways and either of them was right.
By one hand, I've tried the simpliest way, that's is installing the kernel-image-2.6.10-1-686 and the corresponding dependencies (I think), but there are a lot of dispositives as the pcmcia network interface that doesn't work although I tried to install the correct module with modconf. Maybe I can't find since tulip_cb that is the one works on 2.4 it isn't in the list... ?
Then I tried to compile my own kernel, it's no my first time, but I experience problems whith modules.
Now in my system are the corresponding modules configuration files at /etc and in /lib/modules i have three directories:

drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2005-03-24 18:48 2.4.18-bf2.4
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root root 17 2005-04-09 14:49 2.6.10 -> ./2.6.10-sources/
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2005-04-09 14:43 2.6.10-1-686
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2005-04-09 14:53 2.6.10-sources

When I start with my compiled kernel some modules are missing.

Is that for an error building my kernel? then, what i have to pay attention?
I have to do anything more to update the module tree ? Where or what is the file where the system knows witch directory have to search the modules ?

Please if you need any configuration files of my system tell me what and i will post on my server.

Thank you very much.

Old 04-09-2005, 09:01 AM   #2
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You might not have selected the modules during the kernel configuration step. See the /lib/modules directory for your kernel. In the source check Makefile; the version information in it is used to build the /lib/modules/2.6.x or whatever. Also it may be problem with udev and hotplug. lsmod listing may help.

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Old 04-09-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Hi, thank for your time.
At you will see a link called help where is the information i think can be usefull.

The error i get with the kernel-image as you can see is
SIOCSF*: No such file or directory

How can i fix that ?

and ...

How must i do the process to install properly with the correct modules a new kernel from sources. Sometimes i don't have problems, but others.

Thank you very much

Old 04-09-2005, 02:55 PM   #4
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how do u intend to build ur kernel??

i have done that a lot of temes and i recommentd that u get a prebuilt kernel .deb package
install that,if it works fine then ,load that config file in to ur kernel source and start making chages to that

also maybe the 2.4 system is looking for some modules which are there with different names



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