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Old 02-07-2004, 04:27 AM   #1
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New kernel module failure


Dear all,
I have upgraded to the new 2.6.2 kernel, and booted into it, but there has been a lot of problems. Previous threads did not solve these problems, and I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me.

When the kernel loads, it has several FATAL errors, saying such and such a module could not be found (ide_scsi, agpart, etc...).... I heard that Slackware 9.1 is 2.6 ready, but nonetheless, I downloaded new module init tools.... to no avail.....

when I type lsmod, it is empy.... I've gone through all the usual steps to compile the kernel and I can indeed boot into it...... but what can i do to have all those modules loaded at boot-time?

a desperate slacker,
khtse =[
 
Old 02-07-2004, 04:46 AM   #2
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When you compile your new kernel, after typing:
make menuconfig

you have to go through it and see which one you should select, which you should not select, it all depends on your system hardware.
for example, if you don't have scsi device, just don't select those stuff, then after compiling the new kernel, it won't load scsi devices.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:02 AM   #3
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But the thing is, I've tried many different things. I tried using make oldconfig, and mane menuconfig using my old .config file. However, the network is still unreachable..... I can't ping anything... and the eth0 device is non-existent....

I tried recompiling using a blank .config and letting make menuconfig select any hardware it detected. Still nil........

The annoying thing is, previous kernel upgrades worked very smoothly and I don't have any special hardware....

Any further suggestions?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 05:56 AM   #4
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Maybe you need to load the network card module.
What is your network card? And try to uncomment a line in the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules that relates to your network card
 
Old 02-07-2004, 06:48 AM   #5
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It's almost working...... kinda....

It turns out to be a very stupid mistake I made, I checked the wrong ethernet card during make menuconfig.

However, I have another question. I am using a via-rhine card and the right modules are installed (thank god). However, they are not loaded at boot-time... In order for me to go online, I have to change to super-user, insmod the via-rhine module, then I'm connected. How come the new kernel doesn't do this automatically for me (it used to, so i'm sure I messed something up).

So the question is, how do I load this via-rhine module at startup?

khtse =]

btw, thank you for your help before.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 09:19 AM   #6
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Re: New kernel module failure

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Originally posted by khtse
Dear all,
I have upgraded to the new 2.6.2 kernel, and booted into it, but there has been a lot of problems. Previous threads did not solve these problems, and I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me.

When the kernel loads, it has several FATAL errors, saying such and such a module could not be found (ide_scsi, agpart, etc...).... I heard that Slackware 9.1 is 2.6 ready, but nonetheless, I downloaded new module init tools.... to no avail.....

when I type lsmod, it is empy.... I've gone through all the usual steps to compile the kernel and I can indeed boot into it...... but what can i do to have all those modules loaded at boot-time?

a desperate slacker,
khtse =[
Well did you compile them in to the kernel or make them as modules, because kernel 2.6.2's default is to compile your AGP and scsi emulations drivers in to the kernel ... witch then there would be no modules.

the reason your getting this error if thats the case is because rc.modules is calling modules that don't exist ... si edit rc.modules and comment out the agp module and the scsi emulation module.
 
  


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