[driverloader] No Ethernet, usb mouse, soundcard after using Linuxant's kernel patch

Jeramy Ashlock ashlock at colorado.edu
Tue Dec 14 14:45:44 EST 2004

I actually make backups of my .config files from generic (kernel.org) 
kernels and put them in /boot (just like the redhat kernels do),  and I 
used my backup copy to recompile the kernel.  I didn't use make xconfig, 
and I was prompted for the 8kstacks option when I ran make, to which I 
answered "yes".

I'm finding out that my modules.conf got hosed, so that the only thing 
left in it was the driverloader line, that's why dropping back to an old 
kernel didn't even get my usb, ethernet or sound back.

I modprobe'd b44 and got my ethernet back.  I'm going to put some ALSA 
junk in modules.conf for sound, but I'm not sure which usb modules to load.

Gentoopower wrote:

> Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the patch will not change anything in your '/lib' directory. It seems 
>> that you applied the patch in the 'linux' directory which is often a 
>> symlink to the source tree of the kernel which was shipped your system.
>> If this is the case, then you have patched the wrong kernel tree, you 
>> must patch the generic Linux kernel that you can download at 
>> http://www.kernel.org and then compile and install this kernel.
>> It is also possible that you have not enabled these devices when you 
>> configured the kernel source tree.
> Yeah I was just thinking the same thing, Jeramy did you run a make 
> xconfig or so and configure the kernel options, I think RedHat  keeps 
> a kernel.config of their installed kernel in /boot which you can use 
> to compile the redhat kernel, if you didn't do anything like that then 
> you compiled a kernel with basic config options :-)
>> Regards,
>> Jonathan
>> Technical specialist / Linuxant
>> www.linuxant.com
>> support at linuxant.com
>> Jeramy Ashlock wrote:
>>> I applied the patch using
>>> [root at localhost linux]# patch -p1 <linux-2.6.9-16kstacks.patch
>>> patching file arch/i386/defconfig
>>> patching file arch/i386/Kconfig.debug
>>> patching file arch/i386/kernel/irq.c
>>> patching file include/asm-i386/irq.h
>>> patching file include/asm-i386/module.h
>>> patching file include/asm-i386/thread_info.h
>>> and when I rebooted, the ethernet, usb mouse and soundcard are 
>>> reported as not found.
>>> I completely removed the kernel directory, downloaded the kernel 
>>> again and rebuilt it, but these devices are still broken.
>>> Does this patch alter anything in my /lib directory?
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