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Old 04-28-2012, 05:56 AM   #1
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Quick Q: do I need to reboot linux after adding/loading an LKM


Let's say that I have connected a device to my Linux-based PC, I have the driver on a disk and the instructions say that I need to load/add the driver to the kernel
I am just a simple noob so I navigated to the disk and used
modprobe [drivername]

Do I have to reboot after that? or my device will just start working straight away?

Also how do I automate this process at each startup? I mean it would be a hassle to run the command every time I switch my PC on

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Old 04-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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The driver doco should tell you where to stick it - else have a look at "man modprobe" to find out where generically.
Centos uses the RHEL system - see the (RHEL) doco Centos (re-)publish; probably /etc/modprobe.d/?
 
  


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