From: Michel <daenzerm@st...> - 2000-10-29 11:34:35
Jörn Nettingsmeier wrote:
> > > i have had great difficulty to get quake3 to run with xf 4.0.1 and
> > > the DRM module from kernel 2.4.0-test10pre5.
> > > i found that the module location has changed: from
> > > /lib/modules/version/misc to /lib/modules/kernel/driver/char/drm/ .
> > > thus the xserver wouldn't find it on startup and fall back to
> > > software rendering.
> > >
> > > since i'm using kmod, i would have expected the Xserver to send a
> > > request to the kernel which would make kmod load the drm module.
> > > obviously, this is not the case. imho, it's somewhat
> > > counter-intuitive that X uses modprobe to accomplish this.
> > >
> > > i worked around the problem by creating symbolic links, but this is
> > > definitely not what linus had in mind when he decided to clean up
> > > the lib/modules tree :)
Sorry if this is obvious, but if X uses modprobe, the real solution would be
to upgrade modutils to 2.3.14 (IIRC) or later, which handle the new module
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \ member of XFree86 and The DRI Project
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