Modules problem (kernel type modules)

Todd A. Jacobs nospam at
Thu Jan 30 10:30:27 GMT 2003

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Kenny Mann wrote:

> Any ideas as to why insmod would work but not modprobe?

insmod forces the module into the kernel. Modprobe checks various 
registers and such to see if a particular module is appropriate. Sometimes 
(as in the case of the 8139too driver) it thinks it isn't, even when it 
is. That's when forcing it is good. In general, though, always use 
modprobe. If it thinks the module is the wrong one, it's time to do a bit 
of research.

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