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Old 09-25-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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slack-current (25 sep 06) kernel bug?

Just installed Slackware-current but had one minor problem, while booting into the system (I choose the huge kernel) I was missing /lib/modules/2.6.17.x. Only thing I had was the 2.4.x modules under /lib. I ended up compiling my own kernel to fix the problem, I'm wondering if this is a bug, or if its an error on my part.
Old 09-25-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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If you choose the huge kernel, you must then install the modules from the /testing directory. It's in the readme.

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have you installed the kernel-modules package?
Old 09-26-2006, 06:36 AM   #4
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could you direct me to the readme file?

I tryed installing these off of the second cd:
modprobe would complain it couldn't find lib/.../ and if I renamed it to it would complain lib/.../ wasn't there. I'm guessing its the wrong build I tryed uncompressing.

How come selecting the huge kernel doesn't install the modules with it?

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Old 09-26-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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From the Slackware-HOWTO in the slackware-current root:
    huge26.s           This is a kernel with support for nearly all
                       IDE (ATA), SATA, and SCSI controllers, as well as
                       most of the filesystems supported in the standard
                       kernel.  The 2.6 kernel series is not the default
                       kernel on Slackware but does have some advantages for
                       certain users and hardware, though perhaps the
                       additional complexity causes it to sacrifice a bit of
                       stability and security.  If you install with this
                       kernel you might want to go to later
                       and build a new kernel from the latest sources.

                       IMPORTANT!  If you install with the huge.s kernel
                       you will need to find the /extra/linux-
                       directory later and install at least the
                       kernel-modules package in it to have full hardware
Oddly I'm getting a kernel panic with this on one of my boxes. I'm still checking to see what's missing (ie modularised instead of compiled in) - but that's part of the fun.

EDIT: Kernel panic now gone - and don't I feel like a fool. I have /boot on its own partition (I like it read only and ext2) and didn't notice that the lilo installer put that partition as the root. In other words, huge26.s works fine on a Dell GX620...

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Old 09-26-2006, 06:33 PM   #6
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from cd1: extra/
CHECKSUMS.md5      checkinstall/        libsafe-2.0-16/
CHECKSUMS.md5.asc  dip-3.3.7p/          linux-smp-
FILE_LIST          emacspeak/           linux-wlan-ng/
MANIFEST.bz2       emacspeak-ss-1.9.1/  lvm2/
PACKAGES.TXT       emu-tools-0.9.4/     mpg123-0.59r/
README.TXT         grub/                parted/
bash-completion/   ham/                 php5/
bittornado/        inn/                 slackpkg/
bittorrent/        isdn4k-utils/        slacktrack/
blackbox-0.70.1/   jdk-1.5.0_08/        udev-alternate-versions/
brltty/            k3b/                 x11-radeon-patched/
btmgr-3.7/         ktorrent/            xcdroast/
Good Hello,

This is a set of essential kernel packages with support for SMP (up to 16
processors), support for SMT (Hyperthreading), and optimizations for
dual-core CPUs.

As with the other 2.6.x kernels in this Slackware release, an alsa-driver
package is not provided.  You may leave the alsa-driver package that was built
for 2.4.x in place in order to have /usr/include/sound headers, OR you may
install the kernel-headers-smp package here which includes ALSA
/usr/include/alsa headers from the kernel.  The kernel-modules-smp provides the
ALSA modules that for 2.4 are provided by the alsa driver package.

There, that should cut down on the "where are is the alsa-driver" inquires.
I'll admit it's a bit confusing when a package disappears, but it's because
this functionality was merged into the standard kernel.  :-)

The performance offered by these kernels and modules should be close to
optimal for any i686+ multiprocessor/core system.  Further tweaking should not
be helpful for most uses, but (as always) feel free to play with the options.

Source packages are not provided.  Instead, use the uniprocessor kernel-source
package, and apply the SMP Makefile patch:

cat linux.makefile.smp.diff | patch -p1

And copy the config-generic-smp-* over the /usr/src/linux-*/.config.

This will provide the source tree used to build the kernel-generic-smp kernel.

Have fun!

Old 09-26-2006, 06:44 PM   #7
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That doesn't look right. The mirrors I run rsync against have the following in /extra for slackware-current:
09/20/06 04:30PM         56,457 CHECKSUMS.md5
09/20/06 04:30PM            189 CHECKSUMS.md5.asc
09/20/06 04:29PM         75,854 FILE_LIST
09/20/06 04:29PM        634,406 MANIFEST.bz2
09/20/06 04:29PM         65,333 PACKAGES.TXT
02/09/02 12:00AM            149 README.TXT
07/21/06 05:52PM          <DIR> aspell-word-lists
03/02/06 12:00AM          <DIR> bash-completion
02/10/06 12:00AM          <DIR> bittornado
02/10/06 12:00AM          <DIR> bittorrent
06/27/06 01:23PM          <DIR> blackbox-0.70.1
03/27/06 12:00AM          <DIR> brltty
03/16/03 12:00AM          <DIR> btmgr-3.7
08/21/06 02:33PM          <DIR> checkinstall
02/28/03 12:00AM          <DIR> dip-3.3.7p
03/27/06 12:00AM          <DIR> emacspeak
02/28/03 12:00AM          <DIR> emacspeak-ss-1.9.1
09/14/03 12:00AM          <DIR> emu-tools-0.9.4
08/07/06 04:46PM          <DIR> grub
06/27/06 01:23PM          <DIR> ham
03/27/06 12:00AM          <DIR> inn
09/14/05 12:00AM          <DIR> isdn4k-utils
08/14/06 12:46PM          <DIR> jdk-1.5.0_08
08/24/06 08:07PM          <DIR> k3b
09/03/06 04:40PM          <DIR> ktorrent
02/28/03 12:00AM          <DIR> libsafe-2.0-16
09/10/06 05:58AM          <DIR> linux-
09/18/06 03:12PM          <DIR> linux-smp-
09/03/06 04:40PM          <DIR> linux-wlan-ng
08/27/06 08:31PM          <DIR> lvm2
02/28/03 12:00AM          <DIR> mpg123-0.59r
05/28/06 10:17AM          <DIR> parted
09/03/06 04:40PM          <DIR> php5
08/29/06 09:15PM          <DIR> slackpkg
04/23/06 11:02AM          <DIR> slacktrack
09/16/06 04:42PM          <DIR> source
08/08/06 07:11AM          <DIR> udev-alternate-versions
08/29/06 09:24PM          <DIR> x11-radeon-patched
04/23/04 12:00AM          <DIR> xcdroast
The linux- directory is the one I was referring to.
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ok I have an unoffical build and I guess its not included. Thanks for the clarification.
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No problem - and hopefully the official version 11 will be here soon


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