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Old 07-18-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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Finding Module Dependencies (snd-intel8x0)

I'll go directly trhought the subject...
I'd installed my Linux Mandrake 9.2 for several times and it worked fine ... Now I try to install it, and it doesn't work, I tryed it for many and many times...
when it is booting and "checking" modules, sometime it blockes on "Finding Modules Dependencies" ... I gone to rescue (F1 with the CD1) and I saw it is falting a module, it is snd-intel8x0.o ...(I don't even remember how did I do it... I simply do not understand a bit of Linux) ... I tryed to reinstall several times after, linux, trying to intall other module for sound, even if it doesn't work... but it always ocour the same way ....
how can I contorn this point? or, where can I find the file to download and so after intall it (and how)

thank you
Old 07-18-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Are you able to boot into the system at all? Can it boot into a command line?

If you can boot into a command line, change to the root user, and type:

modprobe snd-intel8x0.o

The missing module is probably available on your system but isn't being loaded.

Hope this helps

Old 07-19-2006, 06:58 AM   #3
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well .. now I can enter to the console ...
I'd format all the HD and run windows and work a wile (donno if it could help) ... so i'd install linux kernel, only the necessary and so it is working nice ...
Now ... I'l try to install trought CL all RPMs ... anyway I don't even know how to ... I'm sure I'll find something about it ...
by the way, do you know any nice linux book? I got a UNIX user guide and an e-book about linux administrating (wish one I am reading) ...

By the way ... thank you
Old 07-20-2006, 07:16 AM   #4
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ok ... I tryed other thing again and it gone away again ...
I think what is getting troble is the kde... I install only kernel and it works nice... if I instal kde it doesn't work. and block 20 secounds after boot, while it is cheking (init), usualy on "finding Module Dependencies"...
Old 07-20-2006, 07:39 AM   #5
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how can I contorn this point
find /etc/init.d | xargs grep "depmod"
It should give you a file or several.

depmod -a
is the command that you should comment.

/lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.ko depends on :

/lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/pci/ac97/snd-ac97-codec.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/pci/ac97/snd-ac97-bus.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/core/snd-pcm.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/core/snd-timer.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/core/snd.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/soundcore.ko /lib/modules/2.6.17-1-686/kernel/sound/core/snd-page-alloc.ko

You should get dependencies in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.dep.
As these dependencies should not move if you don't change your kernel or add a module, the depmod -a is useless and takes time.
If you add a module to this kernel, be sure to run depmod -a manually. Every newly compiled kernel do it.


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