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Old 12-11-2003, 10:46 PM   #1
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Module loading problem with kernel 2.6.0-test11


I am having trouble loading any module with my new kernel, 2.6.0-test11 from
I am using LinuxFromScratch, which came with linux 2.4.22, and I need to update to 2.6.0-test11 for my video capture card.
I have installed saa7134-0.2.9, and the modules are in the correct directory, but it cannot find them, even after a `depmod -a`.
Please help me fix this problem...
Some outputs to help diagnose:

[root@pvr ~]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
[root@pvr ~]# modprobe soundcore
[root@pvr ~]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
soundcore               7360  0 

[root@pvr ~]# modprobe saa7134
FATAL: Module saa7134 not found.

[root@pvr ~]# uname -a
Linux pvr 2.6.0-200312112050 #1 Thu Dec 11 20:54:01 EST 2003 i686 AuthenticAMD unknown GNU/Linux

[root@pvr ~]# depmod -V
module-init-tools 0.9.14

[root@pvr /lib/modules]# ls -l
total 20
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root         4096 Dec 10 00:38 2.4.22
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 Dec 11 12:51 2.6.0-200312111247
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 Dec 11 16:03 2.6.0-200312111556
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         4096 Dec 11 18:17 2.6.0-200312111813
drwxr-xr-x    4 root     root         4096 Dec 11 23:32 2.6.0-200312112050
lrwxr-xr-x    1 root     root           18 Dec 11 20:50 2.6.0-test11 -> 2.6.0-200312112050

[root@pvr /lib/modules/2.6.0-test11]# cat modules.dep 
/lib/modules/2.6.0-200312112050/kernel/fs/vfat/vfat.ko: /lib/modules/2.6.0-200312112050/kernel/fs/fat/fat.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.0-200312112050/kernel/fs/msdos/msdos.ko: /lib/modules/2.6.0-200312112050/kernel/fs/fat/fat.ko

[root@pvr /lib/modules/2.6.0-test11/v4l2]# ls
ir-common.o  msp3400.o  saa6752hs.o  saa7134.o  tda9887.o  tuner.o  tvaudio.o  v4l1-compat.o  v4l2-common.o  video-buf.o
Old 12-12-2003, 09:38 AM   #2
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I don't have the same card as you, but I installed a patch from here:
to get the Video4Linux2 stuff working on my box (with 2.6.0-test11).

Here's what my modules look like:
tbranham@hal9000:/lib/modules/2.6.0-test11/kernel/drivers/media/video$ ls
adv7170.ko cpia.ko msp3400.ko stradis.ko tuner.ko w9966.ko
adv7175.ko cpia_pp.ko mxb.ko tda7432.ko tvaudio.ko zr36016.ko
bt819.ko cpia_usb.ko saa5249.ko tda9840.ko v4l1-compat.ko zr36050.ko
bt856.ko dpc7146.ko saa7110.ko tda9875.ko v4l2-common.ko zr36060.ko
btcx-risc.ko hexium_gemini.ko saa7111.ko tda9887.ko video-buf.ko zr36067.ko
bttv.ko hexium_orion.ko saa7114.ko tea6415c.ko videocodec.ko
bw-qcam.ko ir-kbd-gpio.ko saa7134/ tea6420.ko videodev.ko
c-qcam.ko ir-kbd-i2c.ko saa7185.ko tuner-3036.ko vpx3220.ko
tbranham@hal9000:/lib/modules/2.6.0-test11/kernel/drivers/media/video/saa7134$ ls

No trouble after the patch... least with the TV card

Hope that helps.
Old 03-02-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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you are running a 2.6 kernel, but have you updated all modprobe software(i use modutils-2.4.25-10). Read the docs in the kernel tree.
Somehow you have .o files and where one should expect .ko files (kernel modules) how did they get there? You did do a kernel compile, didn't you?
Oh nevermind this is an acient post, I'm wasting my time.


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