hotplug usb problem

Hello! I recently upgraded my kernel from 2.4.6 to 2.6.13, using the pre-compiled kernel from the slackware 10.2 cd's.
 Everything went fine, except that my hotplug is still not working. I have read every post for weeks now, and I am still not any smarter. I can't figure out why it doesn't work.
 I can see udevd running in the kde system guard, but when turning on a usb harddrive no "usb-storage" comes up in there.
 The "/var/log/hotplug" directory is not present
 /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug is also not present as well as
 I am running:
 thank you!

Some of my /boot/config-generic-2.6.13:
 # Pseudo filesystems
 # CONFIG_TMPFS_XATTR is not set
 # CONFIG_HUGETLBFS is not set
 # USB Host Controller Drivers
 # Device Drivers


 /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
 /dev/hda6 / ext2 defaults 1 1
 /dev/hda1 /media/betelgeuse_C ntfs ro 1 0
 /dev/hda4 /media/betelgeuse_D vfat defaults 1 0
 /dev/hdd /mnt/dvdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdwrite iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0
 /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0
 devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
 none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
 none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0

 Module Size Used by
 isofs 32056 0
 zlib_inflate 17024 1 isofs
 appletalk 30004 2
 ax25 50028 2
 ipx 23596 2
 nvidia 4081584 12
 snd_pcm_oss 46240 1
 snd_mixer_oss 15872 1 snd_pcm_oss
 snd_intel8x0 27968 2
 snd_ac97_codec 75388 1 snd_intel8x0
 snd_pcm 75016 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
 snd_timer 19716 1 snd_pcm
 snd 45572 8 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_co dec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
 soundcore 6880 2 snd
 snd_page_alloc 7556 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
 ipv6 225600 8
 pcmcia 30368 0
 firmware_class 7424 1 pcmcia
 yenta_socket 21516 0
 rsrc_nonstatic 11136 1 yenta_socket
 pcmcia_core 34320 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
 nls_iso8859_1 3968 1
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None of your usb modules is loaded.
Is it possible at all to start them with the modprobe command ?

Did you already go through this one:


I belive you have to upgrade your hotplugs too, they are on the slackware CD with the kernel.

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utziAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have gone through many of those pages %)
"modprobe alone or "modprobe usb" doesn't return anything, what are the modules I am looking for?

$ ls -l /var/lock/subsys/hotplug
/usr/bin/ls: /var/lock/subsys/hotplug: No such file or directory

On the CD's I can't find anything "hotplug"..
utziAuthor Commented:
# sbin/modprobe usbcore
bash: sbin/modprobe: No such file or directory
# sbin/modprobe usb
bash: sbin/modprobe: No such file or directory

there is nothing "*usb" in /sbin!
utziAuthor Commented:
So the modules are not loaded... where are they, and how can I load them?
I have never done this b4, I am lost!
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