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Old 07-23-2004, 04:35 PM   #1
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modprobe: command not found


I'm trying to install ALSA. I think I've successfully compiled the various packages but I'm told in the installation instructions to "insert the modules into the kernel" using modprobe; however, when I type modprobe I get the error message

bash: modprobe: command not found

How do I enable mobprobe?

thanks,
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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Are you running it as root or as yourself? It may need to be run as root.

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Old 07-23-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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2 things... either modprobe is not installed on your system or you are not doing it under root... in order to use 'modprobe' you have to be root from my past experiences anyway.

If loggin in under root fails (or using su) then try using 'insmod'.

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Old 07-23-2004, 04:58 PM   #4
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thanks - insmod seemed to work. do you know how I would go about installing modprobe?
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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Code:
sbin/modprobe
Don't know why but this works in Redhat 9

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Old 07-23-2004, 05:09 PM   #6
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thanks pete - that works!
 
Old 07-23-2004, 05:21 PM   #7
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Hmm... guess you don't have the symbolic link for it... you can try doing this ln -s /sbin/modprobe /usr/bin/modprobe

This is assuming that /usr/bin/ is in your PATH environment variable. To see what environment variables you can just do 'echo $PATH'

Or you can just add /sbin to your path:
if using bash:
export PATH=$PATH:/sbin/

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Old 07-23-2004, 05:46 PM   #8
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thanks - that's a useful tip
 
  


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