Author Topic: hnow to update a module ?  (Read 974 times)

macaronij

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hnow to update a module ?
« on: October 13, 2009, 06:37:00 am »
hi,
i m running linuxmce 710 and want to update the module saa7134 whitout updating the kernel. How can i do it?

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Re: hnow to update a module ?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 09:27:28 am »
If you have a deb package for the new version that is compatible with the 0710 kernel you should be able to

sudo dpkg -i <filename.deb>

alternatively if you have a binary file for the module (eg somefilename.ko) that is compatible with your architecture (i386/AMD64) and your kernel version, you should be able to use modprobe to remove the existing module from the kernel, then rename the existing .ko file to something else for back up, then copy the new .ko file into the correct location with the same file name, then use modprobe to add it back into the kernel.