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Old 07-07-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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'modprobe' command not found

I just got a video capture card and am trying to use xawtv and bttv for it. the reference documents for bttv tell me to use modprobe bttv to get info about the driver. however whenever i try to use modprobe i get 'command not found' there are several other command that i get the same error for. im using FC2
Old 07-07-2004, 08:48 PM   #2
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You have to be logged in as root to run modprobe. Open up a console...

su -
modprobe bttv

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Old 07-07-2004, 08:49 PM   #3
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well since you didn't mention it, i guess my first question would have to be, are you
running this command as "root" ? cause your definetly going to get command not found
as a normal user ...
Old 07-07-2004, 10:06 PM   #4
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Running as root is the first thing I tried when I couldnt get it working. Still gives me the same error. Is it possible that the command itself could be missing from the system... like maybe I deleted something i wasnt supposed to? Ive used modprobe before in RH9.
Old 07-08-2004, 03:08 AM   #5
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modprobe is in /sbin, so if you're su-ing w/o the '-', your PATH environment variable won't have /sbin in it.. you can always include the path when executing the command tho ..

/sbin/modprobe <module_name>
Old 07-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #6
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well... thats what it was, ive been forgetting the '-'
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