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I have built the modules for rt3070 and successfully inserted it into the kernel. However, I can only insert the module by using insmod instead of modprobe. modprobe does not return any messages, but when I look at dmesg, nothing happened. But when I did insmod, it shows up in dmesg and I can use the card.
1. Why does modprobe not work to load the module? Isn't modprobe a frontend to insmod?
2. How can I load to module on boot? I have already listed it in /etc/modules, but I have to manually load it with insmod everytime.
to find out what modprobe is doing, use the verbose option.
(see man modprobe for details)
Specific to your questions:
1. modprobe may be protecting you, insmod is more stupid. yes.
2. you can put it in a script to run at boot, but, if you solve the modproble question this one should be solved too.
Hey sorry for the delay, my internet totally dropped out on me for a few days.
Anyway, I did try running modprobe -v, but I get no output from the command.
However, it did begin to magically work somehow. I did not change anything yet, but now when I boot, it will automaticlly load the module. Is there a reason for this "magic"?