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Old 03-03-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Upgraded Kernel via upgradepkg Can't Find Modules

I upgraded my kernel to 2.4.24 from 2.4.22 using the kernel packages from and the upgradepkg tool. When I rebooted in order to get into 2.4.24, slackware paniced and couldn't find any of my modules. (Effectively disabling my use of slackware because I need a USB keyboard module loaded)

So, I diffed /lib/modules/2.4.24 vs /lib/modules/2.4.22 and found that most of the modules werent installed (even though I installed the kernel-modules package). So, how do I get the modules my box needs into /lib/modules/2.4.24?

Many thanks in advance,

Old 03-03-2004, 06:47 PM   #2
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I don't know what went wrong with the module package, but one option would be to simply download the source to 2.4.24, use make menuconfig to configure the modules you need, then do:

make modules
make modules_install
And that oughta do it.

Old 03-03-2004, 07:13 PM   #3
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Thank you for your help. On careful inspection of the rc.modules file I realized that kernel packages weren't upgraded until running the file under the new kernel. Slightly puzzled, I realized I hadn't run lilo for my new kernel -- thus meaning that I was booting into my old kernel.


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