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Old 05-20-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Problems installing kernel modules


I am trying to compile a kernel on my IBM ThinkPad 600x with Slackware 8.1, in order to get my IBM EtherJet PCMCIA netword card working. Everything from 'make xconfig' to 'make modules' seems to go just fine, but when I do 'make modules_install' I get this:
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[root@tp600x linux]# make modules_install
(...modules installing...)
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.18/pcmcia/ibmtr_cs.o.gz
depmod:         init_trdev
depmod:         tr_type_trans
depmod:         register_trdev
depmod:         unregister_trdev
make: *** [_modinst_post] Error 1
What's causing this? My .config is here if that's of any help.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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I would recomend you try with the latest stable kernel first, which is 2.4.20, or you can try the latest rc version of 2.4.21.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 11:00 PM   #3
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Its no big deal actually.. Depmod is just scanning through the old modules that came with Slackware by default and noticing that ibmtr is missing symbols so that module wont work.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 07:19 PM   #4
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So are you saying the command finished and my modules will work fine?
 
Old 05-21-2003, 07:49 PM   #5
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Technically, yes. Unless you need the ibmtr_cs module

ibmtr_cs.o.gz is a module that ships with the Slackware precompiled modules that get installed when you first install Slackware. The new kernel that you built does not export all of the needed functions required for ibmtr_cs.o.gz. This means that ibmtr_cs.o.gz will not work with the new kernel. If you kept the old kernel though then ibmtr-cs.o will still work with the old kernel.
 
Old 05-23-2003, 11:44 PM   #6
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What does ibmtr_cs do anyway?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 04:50 PM   #7
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Its a pcmcia module for IBM token ring cards.. Unless you are running a token ring network you don't need to worry about it..
 
  


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