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Re: [linrad] Linrad and Fedora Core 3

Thanks for the good suggestion.

Unfortunately, I still have the problem after rebooting.

I do the insmod correctly, and the module is loading correctly after

I know this because if I do the insmod again [a second time since the
reboot], Linux tells me that the module is already loaded.

I also know this because I can use rmmod without an error message after I
have loaded the module.  If i do rmmod without loading the module, rmmod
gives an error message.

But still svgalib says 'did you load svgalib_helper', even though I did
and Linux knows it is there.

I am stuck, as I can't go back to RedHat 8 with the new computer, as it
doesn't recognize the onboard video or network hardware as its too new.

There are other issues, too!  svgalib doesn't recognize the new Intel
onboard video and so it uses generic driver, and so I can't get enough
resolution to run linrad [only 400 x something, even though the hardware
does up to 1600 x something], so I think I will forget about using this
new computer on Linrad.  Its too bad, as it is 3 GHz with 1 GB 800 MHz
memory bus speed memory.

I do not like svgalib ;)
At least I DO have 2 machines on which Linrad is running ;)

Have a great week, and



On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 05:06:28 +0100, Leif Åsbrink
<leif.asbrink@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Roger and all,

I am playing with installing Fedora Core 3 and Linrad.

I found that with Fedora Core 3 and Kernel 2.6.9-1.688FC3smp {I think I
have the numbers right but I am not at the Linux machine right now}
svgalib would compile without reporting any errors.

However, svgalib actually compiles wrong for 2.6.x kernels in that it
tries toinstall in the kernel svgalib_helper.o, instead of
svgalib_helper.ko.  I was able to fix this by putting svgalibhelper.ko
into lib/modules/.../kernel/misc and then insmod ing it.  Once that was
done, svgalib demos would run OK and linrad started OK.

However, when I reboot after the initial svgalib install, svgalib demos
and linrad won't run even after insmod ing svgalib_helper.ko again after
the boot.  They fail to start, with an error message along the lines of:

cannot open /dev/svga
did you load svgalib_helper.ko?

which of course I had done ;)

The way I did it in Fedora 2 was by adding this file in
# description:	Load the svgalib_helper module
# chkconfig: 345 96 28
# processname: svga

start() {
    echo -n $"Loading svgalib_helper"

stop() {

# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
	echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|status|restart|condrestart|reload}"
exit $RETVAL
I do not remember if there was an original svga file or if I
made it by modifying some other file in the directory.

To get the module installed and deinstalled I have the following
symbolic links to the above file:

I have no idea whether the above is "the correct way" to install
modules one wants to go always with a run mode, but it works on
my system - but I use it in run mode 3 always ;-)



Roger Rehr