Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Debian, Linux 2.6
Posts: 88

Rep: Reputation: 15
Trouble replacing a kernel module with the latest version

Hi, I have a kernel module installed for my wifi card and I'm trying to replace it with the latest version of the module. I'm running debian but I chose to install it from the source rather than package it and install that. However, now I can't figure out how to uninstall it. I know 'modprobe -r rt2400' removes it (and it does - that works), but when I reboot the module is back again. Even if I've install the newer version since... The old one remains, and the new one is nowhere to be seen. I tried 'make uninstall' in the source directory for the module, but there's no uninstall in the makefile, so that didn't work.

How can I get rid of this nuisance old module so I can get the new one in place? Please help .

Also, just a quick irrelevent question to add to the end of this: Is there a way to scroll up and down in a terminal (not in X)? page up and page down don't seem to work, nor does it work if I try holding shift, ctrl, or alt (or any combination of those three), while pressing page up and page down. How is it done?

Thanks for any replies.
Old 11-02-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Europe
Posts: 608

Rep: Reputation: 50
It is loaded at boot because it's configured so in file /etc/modules. Remove it from there and it will not be loaded at boot any more.

And Shift+PgUp , Shift+PgDn should work...
Old 11-02-2004, 09:56 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Debian, Linux 2.6
Posts: 88

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Sorry, I forgot to mention, rt2400 isn't listed in my /etc/modules. Only about 4 modules are, and that isn't one of them. The only reference to rt2400 in any file I've noticed is in /etc/modules.conf - there is a line "alias ra0 rt2400" (I think - I'm not on my home computer to check). It was something like that. That isn't specific to the old version of the module though. The new version puts it back.

Thanks for the help though. Where else might the module be getting loaded from, if it isn't in /etc/modules?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the latest version of SuSE with the 2.4.x kernel? abefroman SUSE / openSUSE 4 11-23-2005 04:40 AM
What is the latest version of debian with the 2.4.x kernel? abefroman Debian 3 11-22-2005 01:00 PM
What is the latest version of mandriva with the 2.4.x kernel? abefroman Mandriva 1 11-21-2005 10:22 PM
What is the latest version of slackware with the 2.4.x kernel? abefroman Slackware 2 11-21-2005 09:57 PM
Modifying / replacing a kernel module dplazz Linux - General 1 07-22-2005 03:14 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:00 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration