[driverloader] Driverloader 2.26 + Dell TrueMobile 1300

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Fri Mar 18 10:19:15 EST 2005


the CONFIG_PREEMPT option is not officially supported by DriverLoader, 
so when you compile a new kernel, we recommend that you disable this 
option if you have any problems with DriverLoader before you report a 

The CONFIG_PREEMPT option was working quite well on a few machines with 
DriverLoader 2.25 and previous options but many users now have a problem 
with this kernel option and DriverLoader 2.26, no matter which kernel 
version is used. The developers are aware of this problem and it is 
possible that it will be fixed in a future release of DriverLoader.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Joel Konkle-Parker wrote:
> 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.

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