[driverloader] No Ethernet, usb mouse, soundcard after using
Linuxant's kernel patch
Linuxant support (Jonathan)
support at linuxant.com
Tue Dec 14 17:54:20 EST 2004
the following USB Controller modules are present on most system with 2.6
If you have a USB 2.0 chipset, the right module will be 'ehci-hcd' while
USB 1.1 chipsets require either the 'ohci-hcd' or the 'uhci-hcd' modules.
Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com
Jeramy Ashlock wrote:
> 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:
>>> 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 :-)
>>> Technical specialist / Linuxant
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>>> 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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