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Re: Updated:Error opening framebuffer device/Unknown symbol

To: kaka <>
Subject: Re: Updated:Error opening framebuffer device/Unknown symbol
From: Manuel Lauss <>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:09:11 +0200
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On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 02:25:40PM +0530, kaka wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thanks for the overhelming responses.
> I was able to remove the problem of Unknown symbols by linking the proper
> libraries. Now the problem got reduced to the following messages.
> # insmod brcmstfb.ko
> brcmstfb: Unknown symbol printf
> brcmstfb: Unknown symbol malloc
> brcmstfb: Unknown symbol free
> insmod: cannot insert `brcmstfb.ko': Unknown symbol in module (2): No such
> file or directory

kernel does not have the above mentioned functions, but you could
go over your code and replace all occurrences of the unknown symbols
with these:
printf -> printk
malloc -> kmalloc
free -> kfree

Pay attention to the different parameters used by some of those.


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