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> Kernel Incompatible And Unresolved Symbols Problem
post Dec 3 2004, 01:37 AM
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I have RedHat Linux AS 3.0 and need to install PATHpilot Pro 2.0 for our RAID testing. The problem is that the server component of the PATHpilot pro keeps on displaying errors which make me unable to start the server component.

this is the displayed error:

Warning: kernel-module version mismatch /usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.7-10 while this kernel is version 2.4.21-4.EL

/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol interruptible_sleep_on_timeout_Re0838aee
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol scsi_devicelist_Re94a7c6e
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol gendisk_head_R82d1383c
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol scsi_release_request_Ra7f81f05
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol scsi_wait_req_R47c07365f
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol create_proc_entry_R323a5564
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol remove_proc_entry_Rfc2814bb
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol send_sig_R6347e5fd
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol scsi_allocate_request_Rab9a1bc6
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol scsi_hostlist_Rc29223a0
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol free_pages_R234535e0
/usr/lib/PATHpilot/upv64G/picd.o: unresolved symbol __get_free_pages_R5b3b8f78
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license and it has unresolved symbols. Contact the module supplier for assistance, only they can help you.

the PATHpilot installation is in an Installshield package and the RPM inside the Installshield package already have precompiled components and just copies them into the specified directories, so i can't recompile it for my kernel version...

i'm having trouble with this and would really be very grateful if anyone would have a solution or even a suggestion which i could try...
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post Dec 6 2004, 09:12 AM
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You may need to contact the company to obtain drivers for your specific kernel. Unfortunatly, some companies don't distribute their drivers correctly which makes them unable to be used with any other kernel than the one the company compiled them for.

For example, NVidia distributes their drivers with an open source wrapper script. The wrapper script allows for you to compile the module to conform to the current running kernel, so, they can distribute one package for all kernels.

If you can't rebuild the rpm they sent you (if there's no *.src.rpm package), then you will have to contact them unfortunatly.

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