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Troubleshooting Installation

Modules Not Found

If after make installing, and doing modprobe ath_pci you get a “module not found” error, you may need to copy the modules to the correct location in /lib/modules. For example, if you are running a 2.6.11-1-686 kernel, you may need to copy the directory /lib/modules/2.6.11/net to /lib/modules/2.6.11-1-686/net and then run

depmod -ae

(This problem only occurs when you compile kernels the Debian way with --append-to-version.)


Eric Van Buggenhaut sent me the following, on how to get make-kpkg to leave a built kernel tree in place after its made (and perhaps packaged) your kernel.

If you are trying to build madwifi on an x86 Debian system (using kpkg), you may find that make fails, complaining that it can’t find modpost.

After searching the web, I realized that the madwifi build wants to be able to find modpost in /lib/modules/${VERSION}/build, but the default kernel-package config runs a make clean in the kernel tree after the deb is built. To leave the built executables around, I modified /etc/kernel-pkg.conf to include the line:

do_clean := No

As described at

I’m informed by Joe Milbourn, that you can also use do_clean := !([Yy]es).