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Old 01-05-2004, 03:49 PM   #1
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kernel 2.6.0 problems

Hi everyone.... I would like to tell you it's nice, but it isn't, my kernel 2.6.0 just gave me so much problems that I came back to 2.4... here is what happened:

I had module-init-tools updated, and alsa and oss disabled, frame buffer was set to vesa only.

My hardware is not detected during boot (except for the network cards), insmod can't find any module (modprobe can), and the newest nvidia xfree driver can't install (it says modversions.h can't be found, althoug it is enabled in the kernel).

I tried to compile alsa 1.0rc2 on my own (since it has the bt87x driver, I want it), first alsa-lib, worked perfectly... then alsa-driver with --with-oss=yes --with-cards=emu10k1 --with-cards=cmipci --with-cards=bt87x, configure runs normally, but make gives me an error, I tried to install alsa-oss before but the same thing happens.

Except for this, I'm very happy with everthing (acpi and everthing else), but I can't live without boot-up auto-detection (I have some thins in /etc/modules.conf, and they don't initialize either...), the nvidia driver problem, I guess things can go fine, I can disable alsa and run oss like I always did a long time ago...

Thank you very much and sorry for the bad english,
Marcelo Zabani
Old 01-05-2004, 03:58 PM   #2
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why are you building any alsa stuff at all?? alsa is built directly into the kernel now and as far as the nvidia drivers i believe you still need a development kernel patch because 2.6 is so new, these patches have been around since very early 2.5 try googling for them
Old 01-05-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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hey marcelo,

1. modprobe resolves dependencies on other modules, which insmod doesnt. you have to incrementally insmod the modules.

2. nvidia graphic card not supported yet for 2.6. but im using it right now, with patches available at

3. i got my sis7012 with i819_audo and ac97 working after not ever getting it to work on a 2.4 the way to do it is to enable alsa in the kernel itself along with oss emulation. it works just fine without you having to even download any source. if you want, i can post my .config file with the lines relevant to alsa.
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Hey guys thank you very much, I will do what you told, I couldn't figure out the diffence between insmod and modprobe yet... but anyway... my hardware auto-detection during boot just sucks! What can I do about this?

Thank you guys!
Old 01-05-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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Module                  Size  Used by
snd_pcm_oss            49188  0 
orinoco_cs              8584  1 
orinoco                49932  1 orinoco_cs
hermes                  9984  2 orinoco_cs,orinoco
in that lsmod on my system , if you try doing "insmod orinoco_cs", it will give u an error as it requires the modules 'orinoco', which in turn requires 'hermes'. so, you will have to insmod hermes, orinoco and finally orinoco_cs in order.
"mopdrobe orinoco_cs" will, however go and load all 3 as it figures out what's needed (resolves dependent modules).

also, use "modinfo module_name" to get details about the module.

about hardware detection,
im not sure about this, but could acpi be a problem for you? during the next compile, why dont u try removing acpi and enabling apm?

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