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Old 02-08-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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modprobe: command not found

I am trying to install drivers for my soundcard and I am supposed to use the command modprobe. When I attempt to do so, I am given the following error:

bash: modprobe: command not found

Can anyone offer me some help?
Old 02-08-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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You are doing it as root right? It should be in /sbin. You can always type locate modprobe and so long as you have a locate database it should find it for you.
Old 02-08-2004, 09:50 PM   #3
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Try running it as root. Failing that, as root try /sbin/modprobe
Old 02-08-2004, 10:15 PM   #4
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/sbin/modprobe seemed to work. I was already logged in as root. Thanks for your help.
Old 02-08-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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well then from all this, the moral of the story is that /sbin is not in roots PATH, so that is why simply typing modprobe did not work ...
that is if your were wondering
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The real moral of the story, most likely, is to remember to use the "-" after su to change to root's paths, which should include /sbin/. I.E, instead of running


, do this:

su -


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