Matthew Wilcox matthew at wil.cx
Fri Dec 17 14:29:32 EST 2004

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 11:26:30AM -0800, Santanu Roy wrote:
> I am having trouble bringing up my wireless driver
> When I do the following.....I get the following error....need some help
> to identify the root cause....
> root at insmod
> /lib/modules/2.4.20_mvl31-compulab_armcore/wl.o
> Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20_mvl31-compulab_armcore/wl.o will
> taint the kernel: noe See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for
> information about tainted modules

You need to contact the person who gave you this non-GPL driver.
Nobody here can help you.

> /lib/modules/2.4.20_mvl31-compulab_armcore/wl.o: init_module: No such
> device
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> including invalid IO or . You may find more information in syslog
> or the output from dmesg

ie init_module returned -ENODEV.  It failed to find the hardware.
Again, you'd need to talk to your supplier.

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