Problem migrating to kernels 2.6.10 and above...
I have problem updgrading to kernels from 2.6.10 and above. I don't know if I should post this here or under some modem thread, but if I should have done the latter one, please let me know to move it there (or any admins/mods move it there, please).
I have a Smart Link modem on my laptop, which requires some particular modules from smlink.com. I downloaded them, and it mentioned at the site that they work with 2.4 and 2.6 kernels. I had configured my modules just fine (and I also got online just fine) from knoppix with kernel 2.4.27, but when I decided that I had to upgrade my kernel (18.104.22.168 was out, then) and I also decided that I had to get a decent distro, I got gentoo (and after reading some guides I managed to install it) and kernel 22.214.171.124. I then tried to install the modem modules, and got the following error:
FATAL: Error inserting slamr (/lib/modules/126.96.36.199/extra/slamr.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
so I checked dmesg and these are the last lines of it:
slamr: module license 'Smart Link Ltd.' taints kernel.
slamr: Unknown symbol get_device
slamr: Unknown symbol put_device
slamr: Unknown symbol device_release_driver
So, I found out that my modem modules will NOT work for ANY kernels from 2.6.10 and above, and I will have to cope with kernels from 2.6.9 and below...
The problem is that, I want to try a new distro (h3knix 2.2, to be exact) which is incompatible with kernels from 188.8.131.52 and below, and thus will only work with kernels above 184.108.40.206....
Please help me as soon as possible. Thank you for taking some of your time reading this.