Problem: modprobe wacom failure
modprobe wacom results in:
wacom: version magic '2.6.16Jun03 preempt K7 gcc-4.1' should be
'2.6.16Jun03 preempt K7 gcc-3.3'
FATAL: Error inserting wacom
Background: The box was Sarge with a 2.6.11 kernel and the wacom
graphire tablet was working perfectly. I decided to upgrade to testing.
First I used apt-get source linux-source-2.6.16,
copied .config from the 2.6.11 source file to the 2.6.16 source file and
compiled the new kernel. The system rebooted with no problem using the
Next I modified sources.list changing Sarge to
testing, ran apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade. The setup
failed when trying to setup wacom with a message that a wacom 2.6.11
header did not match the current system. I purged wacom and ran apt-get
install wacom-kernel-source. This put
wacom-kernel-modules-2.6.16Jun03_0.7.4.1-5_i386.deb in /usr/src/modules.
At this point I ran apt-get dist-upgrade again.
The reuslt was 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to delete and 41 not
Finally, I ran dpkg -i
wacom-kernel-modules-2.6.16Jun03_0.7.4.1-5_i386.deb. At this stage the
modprobe wacom fails as reported above.
I don't understand why the above sequence would produce the wrong
module. dpkg -l gcc* produces a listing showing ii for both gcc-3.3 and
gcc-4.1. Must I somehow force dpkg to build the module using gcc-3.3?
If so, how?
I would appreciate any help with this problem as I only have a wacom
mouse so I can only use the consoles. (My old mouse died of fur balls.)