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Old 11-18-2006, 03:35 AM   #1
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Dear All,
Query -
How do i add modules to the OS. Am not fluent with -
modprobe.conf, modprobe.d.

If could be enlighted as regard their purpose and usage it would do a world of good. Ran thro man pages but am a newbie kinds and could not infer much.

Please help.

Old 11-18-2006, 05:41 AM   #2
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Unless you need to do some fancy loading of modules, you do not need to do anything to modprobe.conf. As is, modprobe will load a kernel module, if the module is in /lib/modules/

I have used it to load sound modules, parallel port driver etc. All I have done is, as root, 'modprobe nameofmoduletoload'. Success is indicated by no messages. If it doesn't work, you will get messages, often very cryptic on the screen. dmesg is another source for error information.

I have never done any harm to any of my systems by using modprobe, so have a go at it and see what happens.
Old 11-18-2006, 05:54 AM   #3
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Also, check if the module is currently running, "lsmod" I think is the proper command. Good luck.
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Thank you for your replies. Le me try the suggestions....

BTW, is there points system in this forum... i dont see any tab for any credits as such..



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