[linux-dvb] Module modprobing problem

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala at poste.it
Tue Oct 14 23:14:49 CEST 2008

On date Friday 2008-10-10 14:45:22 +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying the latest v4l-dvb mercurial and this is the output I get:
> stefano at geppetto ~> sudo modprobe dib7000m -v
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-3-486/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/dibx000_common.ko 
> WARNING: Error inserting dibx000_common (/lib/modules/2.6.22-3-486/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/dibx000_common.ko): Invalid module format
> insmod /lib/modules/2.6.22-3-486/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/dib7000m.ko 
> FATAL: Error inserting dib7000m (/lib/modules/2.6.22-3-486/kernel/drivers/media/dvb/frontends/dib7000m.ko): Invalid module format
> stefano at geppetto ~> uname -a
> Linux geppetto 2.6.22-3-486 #1 Mon Nov 12 07:53:08 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
> I get in dmesg:
> dibx000_common: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module
> dib7000m: disagrees about version of symbol struct_module
> Any hint will be highly appreciated.

For the archive: the problem was due to the linux headers used when
compiling don't match the effective kernel version. In my case (Debian
system) I had installed linux-headers-2.6.22-3 and running a kernel
2.6.22-2, that was apparently sufficient to get a version symbol

Updated kernel and headers to 2.6.26 and now I can compile and
modprobe them safely.


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