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Old 11-28-2011, 07:43 PM
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Default Kernel is ignoring /updates/ dir

I have always been in the understanding that Debian by default honors
anything in the /updates/ dir over whats built with the kernel. This is
how it has been for me until I recently decided to try to switch to
Wheezy. Though after my upgrade and the new kernel it does not honor
anything being built into that directory.


I am trying to get a bleeding-edge compat-wireless install going on
Wheezy. I have always been able to build and not do anything but make &&
make install && reboot for compat-wireless and it worked, loading in
compat. Doing the same thing with Kernel3.1 and then rebooting ignores
that directory. So I figured I needed to run update-initframfs -u -k all
it ran with no errors, so I rebooted and still pulling modules from the
kernel, that are in the /updates/ dir. There is nothing different in the
way it builds, no errors and even passes a script test in the install,
that is suppose to verify that it will use that directory by default and
passes it. Though what its checking for does not exist in Wheezy or
Squeeze but did work with squeeze. I have even tried going the
depmod.conf route with no luck. Seems like there is something I can not
figure out forcing the compat module to not load by default. I have
tried this on 3 different fresh installs, 2 upgrades with no success.


With this new Kernel how do you force it pull modules from updates
before anything else? Is this even a Kernel or depmod issue? I have read
others seem to be able to get it installed and I am not finding any
other postings that pertain to this. If there is any logs/confs or
outputs I can provide that would be of help please let me know and I
will post them. Thanks for any and all help in figuring this out, I
really don’t want to have to go back to the 2.6 Kernel as my laptop runs
WAY better on the new Kernel other than this issue.


Thanks!



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