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Old 12-13-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
imperialbeachdude
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modprobe not working?


I'm trying to test out driver development, and I have built a small sample module. I can use insmod and rmmod and modinfo with no problem but modprobe does not work? This is for a Debian Etch distro. I guess I don't understand modprobe?

For example:

"modinfo drivertest.ko" gives me
filename: drivertest.ko
license: Dual BSD/GPL
vermagic: 2.6.18-4-486 mod_unload 486 REGPARM gcc-4.1
depends:

but

"modprobe drivertest.ko" gives me

FATAL: Module ./drivertest.ko not found.
 
Old 12-13-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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You shouldn't need the .ko.

Code:
modprobe drivertest
Use "lsmod" to see the loaded modules.

See "man modprobe" for more information.
 
Old 12-13-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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Try:

modprobe drivertest

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Steve Stites
 
Old 12-13-2007, 05:42 PM   #4
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I guess you placed the module you made under the /lib/module/ under the running kernel here. Once you have done that you need to run the command ' /sbin/depmod -a ' to rebuild a new system.map file for locating the modules.

Brian
 
Old 12-13-2007, 06:19 PM   #5
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I guess you placed the module you made under the /lib/module/ under the running kernel here. Once you have done that you need to run the command ' /sbin/depmod -a ' to rebuild a new system.map file for locating the modules.

Brian
Thanks - you all were correct - first I had to run depmod, then not use the .ko. At least I'm getting somewhere!
 
  


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