HELP orinoco_usb broken while traveling

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at
Mon Sep 18 14:09:34 UTC 2006

stan wrote:
> Help please.
> I'm on a trip, and I made the stupid mistake of upgrading my Ubuntu 6
> machine. I have a Compaq Wireless Lan W200 wireless adapter, which I had
> made work using the instructions at:
> I re downloaded the sources, and now when I try to install the recompiled
> driver I get the following:
> root at brown2:~/usb/firmware# modprobe -v orinoco_usb
> insmod
> /lib/modules/2.6.15-26-386/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_usb.ko 
> FATAL: Error inserting orinoco_usb
> (/lib/modules/2.6.15-26-386/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/orinoco_usb.ko):
> Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
> root at brown2:~/usb/firmware# uname -a
> Linux brown2 2.6.15-26-386 #1 PREEMPT Fri Sep 8 19:55:17 UTC 2006 i686
> GNU/Linux
> r
> Can some kind soulhelp me out? I have wired conectivity through tonight,
> but can't predict what I will have after that, and wireless iffar
> morecommon.
> Thanks for any hep whatsover here.
You have always the option to reboot with the previous kernel. During 
boot, press ESC to go to the GRUB Boot menu and choose the previous 
kernel and it should work again.

Did you rebuild the module against the correct kernel header/source?

Good Luck, Thomas

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