Re: [PARPORT] Micro-solutions backpack latest driver module problem

Karl-Max Wagner (
Fri, 26 Nov 1999 13:55:05 +0000 (GMT)

> Okay, recently attempted to use the backpack drivers that implement the full
> functionality of the Windows drivers on Caldera Openlinux 2.3 (kernel
> 2.2.10) and ran into some problems. Basically I am unable to get the modules
> to load at all (I tried both version) when I do an "insmod -f modulename" I
> get the usual kernel version mismatch. Can anyone suggest ways to get around
> this? I really NEED to get my Backpack Bantam working with this laptop,
> ostensibly to upgrade the kernel...

Best is to recompile everything - including your kernel. Then
use modprobe instead of insmod ( is easier because then the
loading is done in the right sequence and of the needed mods
automatically ).

Recompiling is often a good way of getting rid of problems.
Don't use binaries - this sometimes causes weird problems ( lib
mismatches and such ). Use the source, Luke....

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