Small (?) question (fwd)
R. David Whitlock
ryandav at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 9 17:09:25 PDT 1999
Are you actually on the linux list? Someone replied to your question, but
if you aren't on, well, then you should be...
An additional note: In madrake when you remake the modules, adding some,
deleting others, and do the "make modules_install", mandrake (and others
probably) copy over the old modules directory, located in /lib/modules.
In there is usually some dir with a name like "modules2.2-19.mdk" or some
such. After make modules, mv that dir to a backup like modules.bak and
then do the make modules_install. Surprise, a new directory is created
named what the old one used to be.
Learn insmod, lsmod, and rmmod, and try loading modules by hand. I have
found that the modules.dependencies file may be putting in entries out of
order, resulting in some not being loaded correctly. To get my sound
support working properly, I had to modify an init script to load the
modules in the proper order (thanks to Aaron!).
The first reply is included below as well, in case it is of use...
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 17:00:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: mike h <foobar at u.washington.edu>
Reply-To: linux at u.washington.edu
To: UW Linux Group <linux at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: Small (?) question
The only configuration file that could be breaking things would be
/etc/conf.modules which maintains a list of your modules and their
After rebuilding your kernel did you do a 'make modules ; make
modules_install'? You would probably want to do that.
As root you could try running 'depmod' from the commandline, which is what
happens at boot to check your module dependencies.
Michael Hornung foobar at u.washington.edu
On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, Andrew D Hwang wrote:
|I'm having a problem reconfiguring a Linux kernel; if you don't take
|queries, please just send me a short note to this effect. (My addresses
|adh_math at juno.com and hwang at math.toronto.edu.)
|I'm running Mandrake 2.2.9-19. After I recompiled the kernel (using
|being careful to build in TCP/IP and network support), it refused to run
|(the KDE version of PPP), saying it isn't built into the kernel (even as
|There are two suspiciously similar symptoms: 1. When it's booting up, it
|when checking module dependencies. It continues on Control-C, but after
|messages about starting network daemons it says,
|nfssvc: function not implemented. (And then fails to start the NFS
|I suspect there's a corrupted configuration file, but haven't been able
|to find it.
|Any help would be greatly appreciated; I've been RTFM for three days...
|Thanks very much in advance!
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