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    Linux Kernel Trouble

    Hi ppl,

    I have just installed SuSe linux 9.1 personal, and ran all the updates and I am trying to install the drivers for my Centrino wifi in my compaq nx7010 however I am stuck on the 1st stage in the install file, it tells me to use the modprobe command but when I try it returns the following error:



    linux:~ # cd ..
    linux:/ # cd ..
    linux:/ # cd home
    linux:/home # cd c0br4
    linux:/home/c0br4 # cd doc*
    bash: cd: doc*: No such file or directory
    linux:/home/c0br4 # cd Doc*
    linux:/home/c0br4/Documents # cd ipw*
    linux:/home/c0br4/Documents/ipw2200 # cd ip*
    linux:/home/c0br4/Documents/ipw2200/ipw2200-0.21 # modprobe ipw2200
    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    linux:/home/c0br4/Documents/ipw2200/ipw2200-0.21 #


    can someone please help me to resolve the problem else I will have to go back to the dreaded xp :-(

    I have attached the install text document below

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    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=258790

    link to tut by gore: AO's resident OS meister

    It's actually marked as a Pro install, but it should give you some pointers.

    http://www.antionline.com/search.php...earchid=244465
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    FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    Usually when it says "No such file or directory" means it can't find something. So check under lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/ and see if there is a modules.dep
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    ok that folder did not exist but there was a "2.6.5-7.111.30-default" folder
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    modules.dep is a file, not a directory. Try doing a whereis modules.dep and then creating a soft link in the directory you need.
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    ok so I get the following results:


    linux:/home/c0br4/Documents/ipw2200/ipw2200-0.21 # whereis modules.dep
    modules: /etc/modules.conf /lib/modules


    I don't understand what you mean by creating a soft link?
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    Hey Hey,

    The problem is most likely similar to the VMWare issue with SuSE..

    The SuSE RPM install/YaST installs, don't properly install the Kernel Source so anything which requires them doesn't work properly..

    [code]
    Source
    cd /usr/src/linux
    make cloneconfig && make dep
    [/quote]

    The link above shows the commands to run in order to solve the issue, however with newer kernels make dep is no longer used... I haven't figured out the exact replacement yet for 2.6 that creates the files you need.... I find however that if I run these commands VMWare will still work, so they make work for you.. they just take longer than make dep ever did.

    Code:
    cd /usr/local/linux
    make cloneconfig && make modules && make modules_install
    Give this a try and see if you have better luck.

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    PS: As for MsMittens soft link suggestion... You'd type ln -s <file location/name> <link location/name>
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    ok i will try that in about 2 hours :-(, since the system just froze and now fails to boot I had to reinstall SuSe I only installed it a few hours ago :-( oh well, by the way just before the system froze I noticed in the taskbar there was a picture of some sort of PCI device so I clicked it and it brought up "suseplugger", I noticed in suseplugger in the network category there was the wifi it said something like 2200BG centrino (r), it was not in the unknown section. does this mean the drivers are already installed???
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    Since I reinstalled SuSe I now have some slightly different error messages

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    well I cannot believe suse personal doesn't contain the make command, I have lost faith so I am off to go in search of SuSe Proffesional
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