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Old 08-22-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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modprobe: Can't locate module...


i just reinstalled gentoo on this box (after having a pretty good build for around 6 months until i filled the hard drive up so tight with junk i could'nt install anymore) so i go to reinstall and it all works fine and dandy, except that on my first virtual terminal there are modprobe error messages scrolling by every now and then that say "modprobe: Can't localte module" and then it will specifiy a name, except the things it is specifying are not even modules, it just picks stuff out of my /dev dirrectory and tries to load htem then pipes the output to that terminal and clutters them, i want to know why it's trying to load these things as modules (there are many differant devices in dev it will try, most of the time /dev/apm_bios (which does not even exist...) , but often other things too), how to stop it, and why it is piping it all out to that term, anyone know? i dont remember having the problem the last time that i installed gentoo.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:24 PM   #2
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You could check /etc/modules.conf to see if that is where the commands are being issued to load all these things. If so you can comment out the superfluous commands.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:55 PM   #3
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i looked there, and looked through /etc/modules.autoload to see if anything looked funky but none of the things i was seeing were specifically mentioned in either of those files, when i start X is when a LOT of them come up like 50 or so /dev devices fly by being tried to load as modules and half of them dont even exist, i assume all of this is also slowing things down somewhat as well.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 09:58 PM   #4
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Me too.

Ihave this issue as well...any resolution?
 
Old 09-12-2003, 12:03 PM   #5
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same issue

I too have a fresh build of Gentoo and have the same problem.
Has anyone found a fix.

I have kernel 2.4.20-r6
I did a Stage 1 install yesterday.

All I have installed is gnome.
 
Old 09-12-2003, 12:13 PM   #6
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Bug

Look at the Gentoo bug list. It's in there, as well as some fixes.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 12:49 PM   #7
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I have the exact same problem after reinstalling Gentoo. I looked on the bug list to try to find the solution. I couldn't find a bug reporting this problem. Could you give the bug number?

Thnx,
~michael
 
Old 11-12-2003, 12:28 PM   #8
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fix

I had the exact same problem, modprobe messages, about 50 or so, when I log in as a normal user, (not root)

You need to add a system logger like sysklogd, metalog, msyslog, etc...

emerge -k app-admin/sysklogd

then make it start at boot with:

rc-update add sysklogd default

Problem fixed, at least for me, hope this helps
 
Old 11-12-2003, 01:36 PM   #9
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That was it...when I did a reinstall of gentoo I forgot the rc-update part...thanks for the help!
 
  


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