help with insmod errors

amit kaushal akaushal at
Mon May 5 15:10:56 EDT 2003

HELP HELP!!!, i have a debian image loaded with the hostap PCI drivers and i have a DWL-520 dlink card that i know works and also works with the hostap drivers, all this is running on a soekris appliance with 256MB of CF but iam getting the following insmod and modprobe errors, any ideas, any help will be appreciated.

here is my dmesg:

LILO 22.2 Loading Linux.................
Linux version 2.4.18 (root at rocket) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)) #8 Mon Jun 17 09:49:36 PDT 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-88: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
 BIOS-88: 0000000000100000 - 0000000004000000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 16384
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 12288 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=301 console=ttyS0,19200n81
Initializing CPU#0
Calibrating delay loop... 65.33 BogoMIPS
Memory: 61980k/65536k available (1321k kernel code, 3168k reserved, 329k data, 200k init, 0k highmem)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
CPU: AMD Am5x86-WB stepping 04
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.00 entry at 0xf00e1, last bus=0
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
JFFS2 version 2.1. (C) 2001 Red Hat, Inc., designed by Axis Communications AB.
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(ed)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
block: 128 slots per queue, batch=32
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
hda: Hitachi CVM1.1.1, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: 500400 sectors (256 MB) w/1KiB Cache, CHS=695/15/48
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
natsemi.c:v1.07 1/9/2001  Written by Donald Becker <becker at>
  (unofficial 2.4.x kernel port, version 1.07+LK1.0.14, Nov 27, 2001  Jeff Garzik, Tjeerd Mulder)
eth0: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xc4800000, 00:00:24:c0:0b:88, IRQ 11.
eth1: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xc4802000, 00:00:24:c0:0b:89, IRQ 5.
eth2: NatSemi DP8381[56] at 0xc4804000, 00:00:24:c0:0b:8a, IRQ 9.
blkmtd: error, missing `device' name
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 4096)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
 hda: hda1 hda2
 hda: hda1 hda2
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 200k freed
INIT: version 2.84 booting
Activating swap.
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
System time was Mon May  5 18:58:30 UTC 2003.
Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...
System Clock set. System local time is now Mon May  5 18:58:32 UTC 2003.
Calculating module dependencies... done.
Loading modules: 
Checking all file systems...
fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
Setting kernel variables.
Mounting local filesystems...
nothing was mounted
Cleaning: /etc/network/ifstate.
Setting up IP spoofing protection: rp_filter.
Configuring network interfaces: /etc/network/interfaces:2: misplaced option
ifup: couldn't read interfaces file "/etc/network/interfaces"
Loading the saved-state of the serial devices... 
/dev/ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
/dev/ttyS1 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A

Setting the System Clock using the Hardware Clock as reference...
System Clock set. Local time: Mon May  5 11:58:36 PDT 2003

Running ntpdate to synchronize clock.
Cleaning: /tmp /var/lock /var/run.
Initializing random number generator... done.
INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
Starting system log daemon: syslogd.
Starting kernel log daemon: klogd.
Starting DHCP server: dhcpd3 failed to start - check syslog for diagnostics.
Starting internet superserver: inetd.
Starting PCMCIA services: Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
  options:  [pci] [cardbus]
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.18/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: insmod ds failed
cardmgr[164]: no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices
Starting network management services: snmpd snmptrapd.
Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 soekris ttyS0

soekris login: 

thanks in advance
amit kaushal

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