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Old 05-02-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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lsmod and modprobe commands


I am trying to use lsmod and modprobe commands. They are giving me an error command not found. What do I do?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:49 PM   #2
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Log in as root or type:
Code:
su -
(note the hyphen) from the console and then try again
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:50 PM   #3
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These commands are available only to the root user.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:54 PM   #4
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Root

Sorry I forgot to say i am login as Root. Thanks for the quick response.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 06:04 PM   #5
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Here in my suse, modprobe and lsmod are provided by a package named modutils. Ask rpm if modutils is installed:
rpm -q modutils
If not, install it and try again.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 06:49 PM   #6
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Yes modutils is installed version 2.4.25-13 it says. I can launch the man pages and read everything about them. Should I be in a certion directory or what directory do they live in.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 07:02 PM   #7
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Try to locate the binaries:
whereis modprobe
whereis lsmod

It will answer sommething like

modprobe: /sbin/modprobe.old /sbin/modprobe /sbin/modprobe.static /etc/modprobe.conf /usr/share/man/man8/modprobe.8.gz

So, you can run the command by typing "/sbin/modprobe".

Last edited by bruno buys; 05-02-2004 at 07:50 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 07:18 PM   #8
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On at least one of my systems modprobe and lsmod are in /sbin so you would type /sbin/modprobe and /sbin/lsmod. If you're ever curious about where commands are you can try typing whereis <command> or locate <command>.

Also, it's possible to run lsmod as a non-root user, but non-root users tend not to have /sbin or /usr/sbin in their path.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 07:52 PM   #9
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Thank you. If I type the path then the commands work. Thanks again.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:41 PM   #10
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So now you want to edit your .bash_profile so you don't have to type the path. Look in it, and see that some lines are of form:

PATH=$PATH:/la la la.

You want these lines to include all the paths for commands you use. My .bash_profile contains:

PATH=$PATH:/bin
PATH=$PATH:/sbin
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/sbin

and that appears to be sufficient.


--boneglorious
the vainglorious newbie
 
Old 05-03-2004, 12:35 AM   #11
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Thank you for the path's. It works great now.
 
  


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