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AR# 23542

Platform Cable USB - Kernel-module version mismatch when installing the cable drivers on Linux


When a kernel-module version mismatch occurs during the installation of the cable drivers, the following error message is displayed:

"Error: Cannot run process - /<installDirectory>/.xinstall/install_driverscript"

In addition, the terminal window where the installer was invoked displays messages similar to the ones below (depending on the Linux kernel version).

For Linux 2.4:

"Warning: kernel-module version mismatch

/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o was compiled for kernel version 2.4.18-14

while this kernel is version 2.4.21-20.EL

/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: unresolved symbol pci_write_config_word_Reb06a06f

/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: unresolved symbol map_user_kiobuf_R59ddbb4a

/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: unresolved symbol unmap_kiobuf_R56b19ff7

/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: unresolved symbol usb_register_Ree3d8a5f

/lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: unresolved symbol pci_write_config_dword_R57e8add4


Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license

and it has unresolved symbols. The module may be trying to access

GPLONLY symbols but the problem is more likely to be a coding or

user error. Contact the module supplier for assistance, only they

can help you."

For Linux 2.6:

"insmod: error inserting lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: -1 Invalid module format

insmod: error inserting lib/modules/misc/windrvr6.o: -1 Invalid module format"


The cable drivers must be rebuilt when a kernel-module version mismatch occurs.

To rebuild the drivers for Linux 2.4, see (Xilinx Answer 18612).

To rebuild the drivers for the Linux 2.6 kernel, see (Xilinx Answer 22648).

AR# 23542
Date Created 06/13/2006
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article