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Old 11-28-2002, 06:43 AM   #1
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Angry installed a new kernel

I`ve just installed a new kernel version so my network drive could load into it but it seems that there is notting happens.

If i use the command insmod rhinefet.o (network driver)
I`ve get the error that the driver needs a kernel version that`s higher then i had installed but i`ve just installed a newer version of a kernel but it seems like it is not loaded of something like that

can you help meee

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Old 11-28-2002, 06:45 AM   #2
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can you please provide the EXACT error, copy and paste style...
Old 11-28-2002, 06:58 AM   #3
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yes i can do that

when i have installed a kernel like this =>

rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.19.SuSE-49.i586.rpm (OK)

then i unzipped my networkcard driver like this =>

tar xzvf rhinefet.tar.gz (OK)

now i see a rhinefet.o if i am right i can now load it with
insmod but first i have to copy it into the kernel directory and then use insmod rhinefet.o

if i use that commando i get the error

rhinefet.o was compiled for the kernel version 2.4.19-4GB
while this kernel is version 2.4.10-4GB
Old 11-28-2002, 10:32 PM   #4
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Unless I'm very much mistaken, you seem to have mis-understood what is required in installing a new kernel. You've only installed the source code for the new kernel, which doesn't actually do anything by itself. You need to compile that source code with the options you need to create a working kernel.

Googling for information on kernel compiling throws up tons of links for you to check, because re-compiling a kernel isn't the simplest of tasks. Though, you're usually quite safe if you remember to backup the old version and choose module for anything you're not sure about.
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Old 01-07-2003, 03:55 AM   #6
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what the hack

slackware sucks if you are a new beeeeing

two big lines with several commands in holland whe say it is spagetti code and it is
Old 01-07-2003, 11:07 AM   #7
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Holland isn't the only one that calls it spaghetti code.


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