[plug] Problem with Tekram scsi driver

Simon Scott simon.scott at flexiplan.com
Fri Jun 15 11:17:30 WST 2001

	Wow. Ive learnt more about modules in 4 emails than I had in 2 years
of just trying stuff.

	modinfo. cool bananas.

	While Im in learning mode, can someone give a short description of
what the difference between .so and .a libraries are, anything special you
need to do in C to 'make a dynamic library', and maybe how it all relates
back to ld and ldconfig?

	I got Xine down the other day and libXv was a .a file, but Xine
requires .so.... so it was a magical command in ld and suddenly I had a .so
(from memory) and everything worked. ldconfig and everything sprang into

	From:	Richard Sharpe <sharpe at ns.aus.com> on 15-06-2001 10:59 AM
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	Subject:	Re: [plug] Problem with Tekram scsi driver

	At 10:44 AM 6/15/01 +0800, Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima wrote:
	>On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Phil Steege wrote:
	>> On Thursday 14 June 2001 01:17 pm, Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima
	>> >
	>> > Try useing modprobe tmscsim as that will intellegently load any
	>> > prerequisate modules.  (you may or may not need to depmod -a
before using
	>> > modprobe)
	>> I did both the "depmod -a" and then modprobe tmscsim.
	>> Here are the results.
	>> I am using RedHat 7.1  2.4.2-2 kernel.
	>> [root at localhost pappo]# /sbin/modprobe tmscsim
	>> /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/scsi/tmscsim.o: init_module:
No such
	>> device
	>> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
	>> invalid IO or IRQ parameters
	>Perhaps you should specify the iqr etc etc for the device.

	You can find out what parameters the driver accepts with the modinfo

	Eg, modinfo -p /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/scsi/tmscsim.o

	Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
	Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member,
	Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
	Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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