Modules problem (kernel type modules)
Todd A. Jacobs
nospam at codegnome.org
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
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