July 24th, 2003, 05:01 AM
RedHat 9 new kernel issue
I have updated from 2.4.20-8 to 2.4.20-19.9 and now my NIC driver doesn't load. Upon 'insmod bcm4400' I get something like:
This driver compiled for 2.4.20-8.
Well it tells me it's compiled for the other version... Although I did 'make' it and 'make install' under the new version. Any and all help much appreciated... I hope it's enough info...
July 24th, 2003, 05:14 AM
After you recompiled it, did you reboot so it could load?
How did you attempt to load it after you compiled it?
Did the recompile complete sucessfully?
Does it still work under your previous kernel? You should have the option at boot to choose more than one kernel...
Sorry, I'm a little confused as to the process you used to try to load it... weather you did the 'insmod bcm4400' before you compiled the new one or unloaded the other module before loading the new one... etc.
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July 24th, 2003, 05:55 AM
Thanx for the reply.. here goes the process
After I got the new kernel I rebooted and GRUB Loader gave me 3 options: 2 lin and one DOS. I started the new kernel and saw that there's no eth0 up [in ifconfig, I got a fail at boot time]. So I still had the tarball for the driver, I untarred it and:
At this point I got the error that the module was compiled for the old kernel. Being that I'm new to Linux I think there's some step I missed in removing the driver from the old kernel [I tried 'rmmod bcm4400' but I guess it's useless, I'm thinking if there's a file/dir to be deleted or something]
July 24th, 2003, 10:39 AM
July 24th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Just one question.
Did you have to install a custom driver for the NIC when you first installed RH9.
If so (or possibly even if not) try searching for RH9 drivers for the NIC.
July 24th, 2003, 09:10 PM
Yes it was a custom driver, as the NIC is on-board. So is the soundcard, and these two were the only things RH didn't install on its own.
I'll look and see.. thanx
I found some drivers for the old kernel distro, but I have one question.. what's the diff between
Could I try to use a driver for a Gentoo or Debian distro?
Oh and is it possible that I forgot to delete some files/modify some config file and that's why I can't use the driver I had in the old kernel?