Re-post: Invalid module format and version magic complaints

Ian McDonald imcdnzl at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 18:18:26 EDT 2005


My guess here is that you've compiled your kernel with gcc 3.2 and
your modules with gcc 3.4 or vice versa. The error message is
indicating you should be using the same version for both...

Another thing is if you have used your own kernel have you changed the
includes away from standard fedora core for kernel as well?

On 18/04/05, Randall Ross <randall at tech-executive.com> wrote:
> (sorry for the earlier HTML post)
> 
> I'm trying to use hostap-driver-0.3.7. My system is Fedora Core 3 with
> (my own) kernel 2.6.10.
> 
> I sucessfully ran 'make' and 'make install'. Upon insertion of my
> Netgear MA401 PC card, I get the  output below in /var/log/messages.
> 
> Can someone shed some light on what might be going wrong here, and a
> possible fix?
> 
> Many thanks in advance.
> 
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: socket 0: Netgear MA401
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost kernel: hostap: version magic '2.6.10
>     PENTIUMII gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.10 PENTIUMII gcc-3.2'
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: executing: 'modprobe hostap
>     2>&1'
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: + FATAL: Error inserting
>     hostap (/lib/modules/2.6.10/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/hostap.ko):
>     Invalid module format
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: modprobe exited with status 1
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: module
>     /lib/modules/2.6.10/pcmcia/hostap.o not available
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost kernel: hostap: version magic '2.6.10
>     PENTIUMII gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.10 PENTIUMII gcc-3.2'
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: executing: 'modprobe
>     hostap_cs 2>&1'
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: + WARNING: Error inserting
>     hostap (/lib/modules/2.6.10/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/hostap.ko):
>     Invalid module format
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost kernel: hostap_cs: version magic '2.6.10
>     PENTIUMII gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.10 PENTIUMII gcc-3.2'
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: + FATAL: Error inserting
>     hostap_cs
>     (/lib/modules/2.6.10/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/hostap_cs.ko):
>     Invalid module format
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: modprobe exited with status 1
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: module
>     /lib/modules/2.6.10/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o not available
>     Apr 17 14:50:24 localhost cardmgr[7394]: bind 'hostap_cs' to socket
>     0 failed: Invalid argument
> 
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