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Old 03-14-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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Driver modul won't load - CONFIG_MODVERSION in the way

I am using SuSe8.2 with a 2.4.20 on my laptop.
I recently got a Proxim Orinoco 11 b/g using Atheros.
A friend of mine has the same card and gave me the source for the drivers(MADWiFi).
I compiled them but I cant modprobe them, it always comes up with some unresolved symboles.

the madwifi faq says:
4.8 The drivers compile fine, but I get "unresolved symbol" errors on modprobe - 
This generally means that your kernel was built with CONFIG_MODVERSIONS set, but the madwifi modules got compiled with different options. Rebuild your kernel with it disabled, hopefully that will fix it.
My problem is SuSe uses a very patchy kernel, I tried recompiling - better compiling 2.6.4 but it isn't running properly on the machine (snd etc not working) - and the drivers load with modprob.

I tried insmod -f ath_pci but it complains bout correct kernel modul not found.

Any ideas for a workaround (heard some suggestion of hexediting the modul)
The joke is I compiled the moduls under the kernel therefore they should be working.

Cheers for any ideas


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