[driverloader] Driverloader 2.26 + Dell TrueMobile 1300

Joel Konkle-Parker jjk3 at msstate.edu
Thu Mar 17 14:31:52 EST 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 10:14 -0500, Linuxant support (Jonathan) wrote:
> If it doesn't fix the problem, please make sure that your kernel was not 
> compiled with the 'CONFIG_PREEMPT' option. If you kernel was compiled 
> with this option, please disable it, re-compile your kernel and then 
> re-compile the DriverLoader module with the 'dldrconfig -k' command in a 
> root shell.

It appears that CONFIG_PREEMPT was the problem. I was getting hard
lockups with both the new and the old Windows drivers with
CONFIG_PREEMPT enabled, but when I disabled it on my 2.6.8-gentoo-r3
kernel, everything seems to have been fixed. It appears that both the
new and the old Windows drivers now work as expected.

So a couple questions:

I want to upgrade to the 2.6.11-gentoo-r4 kernel (based on
Should I keep CONFIG_PREEMPT disabled?

Is disabling CONFIG_PREEMPT an overall recommendation for driverloader,
or is it a bug in 2.26 that will be fixed in later versions?

Thanks for your help.

Joel Konkle-Parker
Webmaster  [Ballsome.org]

E-mail     [jjk3 at msstate.edu]
Phone      [662-518-1636]

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