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Old 11-15-2006, 12:48 PM   #1
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Problem inserting modules...

Hi! I'm running Debian 2.6.15-1-k7, and I'm trying to insert a module driver (spcas5xx.ko) for my webcam into the kernel.
Here's what I've done....
1. Downloaded source code from web
2. 'make' runs ok without errors
3. 'make install' runs ok without errors and ends with:

install -c -m 0644 spca5xx.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/media/
/sbin/depmod -ae

BUT... when I try to install the module with :

depmod spca5xx.ko

I get

FATAL: Module spca5xx.ko not found.

If I try to do it using 'modconf'

I can find it, but I get

FATAL: Error inserting spca5xx (/lib/modules/2.6.15-1-k7/kernel/drivers/usb/media/spca5xx.ko): Invalid module format

I'm kinda getting the feeling the kernel just wants nothing to do with this module!! Why not, when it has been built against it's headers etc?? (yes, I checked).
Is there something else I need to do, or is this a problem with the source code I downloaded?

Thanks in advance for any help,
Old 11-15-2006, 01:34 PM   #2
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This isn't going to be a huge help, but I suspect that the module you've built isn't compatible with the kernel you're running. This error is common, but usually results in a verbose message about 'unknown symbols' and not the error you're getting.

Still, I would double check the version of the kernel that module is built for and see if you can either get a new version of the module, or up/downgrade your kernel to match it.


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