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Old 01-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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How to load kernel modules

Hi guys, need your help

I have just compiled a kernel on my fedora core 6 box and configured it with toshiba_acpi and few other bits i wanted. I added some things as modules and some into the kernel. How do i load the modules???? i can see whole bunch of files in /lib/modules/new-kernel/....

Thanks in advance
Old 01-11-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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Manually with modprobe <module-name> or insmod /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/path/to/module.ko

some modules are loaded automatically on demand.

There ought to be a file in /etc where you can list all modules that should be loaded automatically during boot time.
Old 01-12-2007, 07:06 AM   #3
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I have tried what you said but receiving the following errors.

[root@localhost ~]# insmod /lib/modules/
insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/': -1 Invalid module format
[root@localhost ~]# modprobe /lib/modules/
FATAL: Module /lib/modules/ not found.

[root@localhost Desktop]# insmod /lib/modules/
insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/': -1 No such device
[root@localhost Desktop]# modprobe /lib/modules/
FATAL: Module /lib/modules/ not found

As you may have noticed i compiled a custom kernel, i did this to add support for toshiba laptops and wifi. Any ideas why im getting these problems.

Thanks again


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