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Re: wlan0 device not present FC5 x86_64 (resolved)



> > built and installed without error on both 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5-x86_64
> and
> > 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5-x86_64 kernels.  However, modprobe refused to load
> the
> > module, even with specific path and after running depmod -a.
> 
> * modprobe only loads modules found by depmod.
> * depmod only finds modules somewhere under /lib/modules/`uname -r`
> Copying the module to /lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc (create the
> directory first) 
> solves that problem.
> (Of course, `uname -r` refers to the version of the running kernel.
> But you can 
> write it like that in a bash prompt and it will expand to the right
> thing.)
> 
>         Kevin Kofler

Sorry, I wasn't very clear in my last post.  Module rt2500.ko is placed
in /lib/modules/<installed kernel>/extra for each kernel and loads fine
during boot.

[bmcclure office ~]$ ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r`/extra
total 3096
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 May  9 00:06 nvidia
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 3158022 May  7 23:32 rt2500.ko
[bmcclure office ~]$

Apparently modprobe doesn't find it there. Moving it to 
/lib/modules/<installed kernel>/misc 
solves the problem of modprobe not loading the module.

Cheers,
bj

Fedora Core 5, Linux 2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 x86_64 07:48:33 up 7:51, 1 user,
load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.01


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