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Making Mercury dotpup. Where do I install a kernel module?
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rarsa


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PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug 2005, 23:56    Post_subject:  Making Mercury dotpup. Where do I install a kernel module?  

I am preparing a DotPup to install Mercury, a MSN mesenger with videoconference capabilities.

To allow the videoconference I am also preparint a DotPup to install the spca5xx kernel drivers.

I have it all working in my computer loading the spca5xx drivers at boot. I added the following lines to the rc.local
Code:

if [ ! -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/spca5xx.o ] ; then
  mkdir -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb
  cp /root/spca5xx.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/spca5xx.o
fi
depmod
modprobe videodev
modprobe spca5xx


I am doing the mkdir and cp because with a liveCD the /lib/modules/... is lost after each reboot, so for now I just left the spca5xx.o in /root.

Is there another standard location in Puppy where depmod should be looking at?
Is there a way to make modules.dep permanent?
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 00:04    Post_subject:  

redo the image.gz if you want it so, then remaster the cd
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 00:08    Post_subject:  

hehe, I meant "without remastering the CD"

I am trying to make a DotPup that anyone can install.

Thanks for the prompt response anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 01:52    Post_subject:  

Yeah well what ya doing is really the only solution...unless barry was to include a link in /lib to someother location, maybe /root/modules, tho we'd still have the depmod problem...unless the dep files were links to /root/modules
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