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Old 08-05-2011, 06:13 AM   #1
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ERROR: Module uvcvideo does not exist in /proc/modules

I get the following error when I run

#sudo rmmod uvcvideo.ko
ERROR: Module uvcvideo does not exist in /proc/modules

$ sudo insmod ./uvcvideo.ko
insmod: error inserting './uvcvideo.ko': -1 Invalid module format

Please help to resolve.
Old 08-05-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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To load/unload a module, it's better to use modprobe.You also don't need the '.ko'
To load:
$ sudo modprobe uvcvideo
To unload:
$ sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo

Did you just compile a kernel module? If so, you need to copy it the right place, you can't just call it like that. Kernel modules usually goes into /lib/modules/2.6.xx
There's usually a script that will do that for you. If you have run the script, but can't load the module, try running ldconfig or rebooting the system.


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