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Kernel module experiance

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Phoenix, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Phoenix
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    Does anyone have any experiance with compiling drivers from source and or re compiling the kernel with new drivers?

    I just got my new 200gb drive and a 4pt SATA card to power it but FC1 fails to auto detect it and will need a manual driver adition, which isnt available in rpm for anything newer than Red Hat 8 (which doesnt work on FC1 it seems)

    if anyones done this let me know what i need to have a look at :)
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    never mind I got it working this morning, managed to compile the drivers from source into a module, then added them to the kernel with modprobe

    didnt even need to boot, the drive was accessable as soon as the modprobe had completed :P
     
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    Good one Phoenix.
    Maybe you could do a step by step on how you compiled the source code and added the module to the kernel. I would also like to compile my own kernel but where to start...??
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    well there was no kernel recompiling involved, which unfortunatly means i will have to modprobe <driver> every boot, but i have concoted script to run at startup to rectify this :)

    i will look into if i can re compile the module into the kernel itself, that would save me some headaches

    im looking to revive my TOTD thread so I will come up with a few ideas to post :)
     
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