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Old 04-03-2005, 04:04 AM   #1
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insmod fails after compiling new kernel

Hey guys,
here the deal, I'm running Slackware 10.1 and every time I compile a kernel I lose sound (and sometimes agpgart) The kernels do work, and I've been using the old Windows trick of reinstalling the OS without formatting to get my sound back, but I know darn well that's not a solution. I've been using 2.4.29, because 2.6.11 won't compile with the hermes driver (that's a problem for another post) I worked up the courage to build my own kernel three months ago, and I've had this problem on every attempt, whether I compile my sound as a module or in the kernel itself. What is really frustrating is that when this happens, I lose sound for every kernel on the system, including the stock Slackware kernel. The procedure I follow is....

1. edit make file to add "extra version"
2. make xconfig
3. make clean
4. make bzImage
5. make modules
6. make modules_install

Oh yeah, I usually start with make mrproper. So...any ideas?
Old 04-03-2005, 05:49 AM   #2
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Try compiling the ALSA drivers with OSS emulation (and not the OSS drivers themselves - just say no at the top of the OSS menu) into the kernel. Then when you reboot into your new kernel, run alsamixer, adjust the settings how you want then save them with alsactl store
Old 04-03-2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give it a shot and post my results.
Old 04-03-2005, 09:17 PM   #4
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okay,it worked. so my newest kernel has everything compiled right in, 'cause I have rotten luck with modules. I still don't understand why compiling a new kernel would break the modules for an existing kernel, but I'm pretty well satisfied with it's performance, so I'm moving on to that darn 2.6 kernel now. Maybe I'll have better luck with it's modules......
Old 02-18-2006, 12:51 AM   #5
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give a try to insmod & check with lsmod


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