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Old 07-02-2006, 06:52 PM   #1
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Installing kernel modules

Hi there. I have two related questions. How do i check which version of the kernel i have ? ( i recall typing something in a console a long while ago)

secondly, how can i ensure my modules are install so that i can do "make" and "make install" as current it comes up with the following error which probably means im missing modules right?

Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.12-12mdk'

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-12mdk/Module.symvers
is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

Building modules, stage 2.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.12-12mdk'

ive had alook in the mandriva installer and it doesnt give me an option for kernel-modules.
Old 07-02-2006, 09:08 PM   #2
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Typing "uname -a" or "cat /proc/version" should do the trick to tell you your kernel version.

It looks to me like this error is not about missing module dependencies. What the message tells you is that your "Module.symvers" file doesn't exist, so it doesn't have any information about the dependences and module-versions of the modules that came with your kernel. To my knowledge, this is an optional feature to build a kernel with, so it's possible Mandrake simply didn't enable it. It's a warning not an error, so I would just proceed with the make and make install, and see if it works.


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