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Modules and Kernel 2.1.117

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How do I get modules to work.
I've kompiled a new kermel and I also did a make modules and make modules_install. How do I get my modules to work??
(It can't find my scsi-cd and my soundcard doesn't work.)
How shall I set things up.
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by:pucko
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And when I do a depmod -a I get:
/lib/modules/2.1.117/fs/nfsd.o: unresolved symbol(s)  

I have no problem when I do a make bzImage...
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Before doing make modules_install, move the old modules out of the way first.

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It's a new kernel.. I don't have any /lib/modules/2.1.117 to move...
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by:pucko
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But the biggest problem is that I don't know how to get my printer, soundcard and netwokcars and the other things to work.
Do I have to do something more after make modules_install ???
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After compiling, don't forget to move the generated kernel
(/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage) to /boot/vmlinuz.new
and add lines in /etc/lilo.conf corresponding to your new kernel. Then run lilo to take into account the fact you changed your kernel.
You should then reboot (keep a backup floppy to be able to boot
in case of problems ;-)
Then, to add modules, use the insmod command.
For example, to add your scsi card:
insmod /lib/modules/2.1.117/ncr53c8xx.o
Most of the time the modules will be autmoatically loaded if you made a depmod -a to calculate all the dependencies between them...
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by:pucko
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So To find my scsi card and my network card I must always use insmod?? I can't get it to work by it self??
And how about the soundcard??? Even if I load the module sound.o it doesn't work.
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