speakup for 2.6.35-25-generic kernel

Kirk Reiser kirk at braille.uwo.ca
Fri Feb 18 19:39:13 EST 2011

Well, somethines I find the depmod the installation uses doesn't cover
the exact correct kernel version which gets straightened out by doing
a depmod -a after it is installed.  I don't know for sure that it will
help but you might want to give that a try.


On Fri, 18 Feb 2011, Hussain Kaddhem wrote:

> Hello. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell XPS m420 machine. Recently
> after some updates, speakup stopped working. When I try to add it
> using modprobe, I got a message along the lines of "Fatal: error
> inserting speakup_soft
> /lib/modules/2.6.35-25-generic/updates/dkms/speakup_soft.co: invalid
> module format". I ran modinfo for speakup_soft, and here's what I got:
> filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.35-25-generic/updates/dkms/speakup_soft.ko
> version:        2.6
> license:        GPL
> description:    Speakup userspace software synthesizer support
> author:         Kirk Reiser <kirk at braille.uwo.ca>
> srcversion:     7B68183C049F135DCDCA2AC
> depends:        speakup
> vermagic:       2.6.35-24-generic SMP mod_unload modversions 686
> parm:           start:Start the synthesizer once it is loaded. (short)
> So apparently the module was being built against the wrong kernel
> version. I purged the module using module assistant, then removed the
> speakup-source package with aptitude. Reinstalled the package (again
> with aptitude), reinstalled the module with module-assistant, same
> problem. I figured that maybe the Ubuntu Repository was a bit out of
> date. So I removed the module/package again. This time I downloaded
> the tarball from the speakup website. I built it against the default
> kernel (with make/make modules_install), same problem. Thinking that
> maybe the default kernel wasn't the one I was using for some reason, I
> built it again with the 2.6.35-25-generic kernel supplied in the
> KERNELDIR with make. Same problem. Can anyone provide any help?
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