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Old 07-29-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy Winmodem driver.... eeek

I installed a driver that I am pretty sure is for my modem, and need to load it (modprobe). my only problem is that modprobe hates the file. let's say the module I need loaded is located at /lib/modules/2.4.29/misc/pctel.o, how do I add it using modprobe? I read the man page and did (what I think) it is saying to do to add a module but it gives me an error.

Right now I am in windows because I have no net under linux untill I get this driver installed (hopefully, my ppp setup will work with stupid AOL, but then again, I probebly need to jump through flaming rings for AOL to work correctly). I'm gonna reboot and get the error message so I can paste it here.

bash-3.00# cd /lib/modules/2.4.29/misc
bash-3.00# pwd
bash-3.00# ls
pctel.o  ptserial.o
bash-3.00# modprobe -o pctel.o
modprobe: invalid option -- o
modprobe 2.4.27
Load/Unload modules with dependencies

Load module(s):
  modprobe [-a -n -v ] [-C config ] [ -t type ] pattern OR module1 module2 ...
List modules:
  modprobe [-l ] [-C config ] [ -t type ] pattern
   note: wildcard patterns should be escaped
Show configuration:
  modprobe [-C config ] -c
Remove module(s) or autoclean:
  modprobe [-C config ] -r [ module ...]

        -a, --all                  Load _all_ matching modules
        -c, --showconfig           Show current configuration
        -d, --debug                Print debugging information
        -h, --help                 Print this message
        -k, --autoclean            Set 'autoclean' on loaded modules
        -l, --list                 List matching modules
        -n, --show                 Don't actually perform the action
        -q, --quiet                Quiet operation
        -r, --remove               Remove module (stacks) or do autoclean
        -s, --syslog               Use syslog to report
        -t, --type moduletype      Only look for modules of this type
        -v, --verbose              Print all commands
        -V, --version              Show version
        -C, --config configfile    Use instead of /etc/modules.conf
bash-3.00# modprobe  pctel.o
modprobe: Can't locate module pctel.o
bash-3.00# modprobe /lib/modules/2.4.29/misc/pctel.o
modprobe: Can't locate module /lib/modules/2.4.29/misc/pctel.o

Last edited by 5A6F72726F; 07-29-2005 at 11:56 AM.
Old 07-29-2005, 03:19 PM   #2
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try without the ".o"
Old 07-30-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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okay, will try


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