modprobe is a Linux program and used to add a loadable kernel module (LKM) to the Linux kernel or to remove an LKM from the kernel.

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Load a Kernel module multiple times in 14.04 LTS?

the original modprobe command had a switch -o to rename a module when loading it into the kernel. This was useful for modules that needed to be loaded multiple times. e.g. modprobe bonding -o bond0 ...
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Synaptic touchpad on laptop not working after update

I have found this solution from a thread a while ago but its temporary fix only: This seems to be a bug in 12.04.2. As stated in comments, a simple fix would be unloading the mouse driver ...
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How to install an LG modem?

after calling the wvdial this is the answer I get : --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61 --> Cannot get information for serial port. --> Initializing modem. --> Sending: AT --> ...
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Use an older version of batman-adv on 14.04

I have a number of BeagleBone Black (BBB) boards running a batman-adv mesh network. The batman-adv version built into the BBB image (kernel 3.8.13) is 2012.5.0. My desktop and notebook clients all ...
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Realtek RTL8187B stopped working

I have Ubuntu 13.10 Server running 3.11 kernel I had RTL8187B working out of the box but after installing Atheros driver (for another adapter) my RealTek stopped working, I used BackPorts to install ...
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Sierra WWAN Kernel Module Acting Strangely

So a few days ago I installed Zorin OS (basically, Ubuntu with a Windows-like desktop environment) on my grandmother's computer to save it from the slowness of Windows 7. Now, since she uses an ...
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Modprobe: 'Invalid nodule format', yet works after insmod

I am having a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 not properly recognising a custom made kernel module. The kernel module is a spoof of raw1394. So that programs that look for the presence of a raw1394 module ...
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Ubuntu minimal virtual machine - drivers

I installed a minimal virtual machine under esxi 5.5. I added a sas card to that (adaptec 6805h), which is supported in ubunut 14.04. Because I run minimal virtual, the module is not included. How ...
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Modprobe ndiswrapper error

I'm trying to get my wusb300n card working on my desktop. I've downloaded ndiswrapper-1.59 and when I run make, everything goes fine except for a warning WARNING: "mcount" ...
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“Could not open moddep file '/lib/modules/3.XX-generic/modules.dep.bin'” when mounting using a loop

Running 14.04 in virtualbox 4.3.8 Unable to detect the guest additions.iso when i selected the guest additions.iso in the IDE Secondary Master. No problem, so I used wget and downloaded the iso into ...
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How to make modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp persist a reboot

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but to get outbound active FTP connections through our firewall we need to run the following: sudo modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp I learned this trick from ...
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luksFormart error Failed to setup dm-crypt key mapping for device

I'm trying to format a disk with LUKS and when I try the command cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/loop0 I put the passphrase and then this error message appear: device-mapper: reload ioctl on failed: ...
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Module “ide-cs” in Precise?

Is there a way to install/activate the ide-cs module in Precise? I'm trying to mount a CompactFlash drive (which is on the PCMCIA-bus), but when I'm trying to "modprobe ide-cs" I get a message that ...
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ZTE AC2738 Reliance modem not found after modprobe

I have searched the Internet looking for a method to connect my ZTE AC2738 Reliance Dongle. I found few tips and tricks. One of them was from askubuntu ZTE AC2738 reliance netconnect is not able to ...
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Wireless dropouts or rebooting requires modprobe

I'm trying linux for the first time in years so I've very rusty in terminology. I've managed to get my wireless pci card working, but it has random dropouts that prevent the card from working until I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 /sbin/modprobe: invalid option — 'l' error

When I try to compile compat wireless 3.11 in Ubuntu 13.10, it gives me this error: dilip@inspiron:~/compat-wireless-3.1.1-1$ make /sbin/modprobe: invalid option -- 'l' /sbin/modprobe: invalid option ...
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Touchpad doesn't work but is recognized. After modprobe, it works but isn't recognized

I'm having a kind of controversial problem here. I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and my touchpad does not works. I've already tried some fixes that I found but none of them worked perfectly. ...
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Blacklisting roccat module

I want the hid_roccat_ryos to not load under kernel 3.8.0. I could blacklist the mouse module hid_roccat_kovaplus successfully, but the ryos module, which prevents any external keyboard from working, ...
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Synaptics error “no touchpad found” at startup on HP laptop

I know there are a lot of topics on the synaptics touchpad not working, but I can't seem to find the answer to my problem anywhere. Please forgive me if I missed it. Here is what happened. After ...
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USB to Serial adapter doesn't works

I have a USB to serial adapter. It works OK with my desktop computer, but no on my laptop. My desktop PC is a generic computer (Athlon 64 X2 6000+ on board MSI K9AGM, 6 USB 2.0 ports, no USB 3.0 ...
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sudo modprobe b43 not working in ubuntu 13.04

Trying to get my wireless to work in Ubuntu 13.04 to no avail. Following the instructions in this question, when I get to the sudo modprobe b43 I add the -v to try and see what happens and it seems ...
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working with modprobe for getting wifi driver working

After several months of research finally my wifi driver is being detected and working fine ;) That's good news with credits where i found solution is here Now, i still have one issue that every time ...
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Why don't my Broadcom modules automatically load?

At work I was given a Dell Lattitude E6320 laptop (64-bit) with Windows 7 installed on it. I used it for a few months (with no problems using wired or wireless networking) and then decided to gut the ...
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Sound only works from left speaker?

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 x64, I realised that my sound wasn't working (only headphone showed up in settings). Following this guide, I manually added my Dell Studio 1740 audio hardware to: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails modprobe Tainted

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on an old laptop and I am getting errors - Black screen with many lines of text. Pertinent one appears to be Modprobe Tainted with a lot of debugging info - ...
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Will Modprobe automatically switch loadable kernel modules?

I have hybrid graphics consists of nVIDIA GeForce graphics and Intel HD graphics. If I remove nVIDIA GeForce, can modprobe switch VGA lkm from nouveau to intel automatically on startup?
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How to install 3rd party module so that it is loaded on boot?

I have a third party module to go with a frame grabber. I've downloaded the kernel source, followed the vendor's instructions to compile it, and have the resulting module, arvdrv.ko, sitting in a ...
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How can I ensure the `snd-hda-intel` module is loaded on startup?

I need to type sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel in order to get my sound card to work. What config file do I need to edit and what edit should I be looking to make so I can get the sound driver loading ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu/Mint

I'm posting this as a last resource I'm really frustrated with the a new laptop I bought few months ago because I am just unable to install Linux on it. It's an HP pavilion G4 1364. Short specs: Core ...
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Problems booting in recovery mode with Ubuntu 12.10

This is what I get when I boot into recoverymode: udevd[369]: timeout: killing '/sbin/modprobe/ -bv pci:v00001002d00006738sv0000174 Bsd0000174Bbc03sc00i00' [374] It shows multiple times.
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No wireless on Dell N5110 with any driver

I've tried installing b43, STA, wl, ndiswrapper, none have worked, so now I'm trying brcmsmac Problem is, I have this problem when trying to modprobe ANY module: WARNING: All config files need ...
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1,727 lines of “rt2x00pci_regbusy_read: Indirect register access failed” with Linksys WMP600N. Why?

Update: As per http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showpost.php?p=1582395&postcount=2, I switched a TV tuner and the card around today (i.e. put the Wi-Fi card where the Hauppague WinTV HVR-1600 was, ...
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Why do I need to re-load kernel modules for virtualbox after a kernel update?

After the last kernel upgrade in Ubuntu 12.10 I had to manually re-load two kernel modules for Virtualbox. modprobe vboxdrv and modprobe vboxnetflt I don't know enough about the system to say if ...
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How do I load the tp_smapi kernel module on a Lenovo Easypad?

I own a Lenovo EasyPad Z580 running Ubuntu and I'd like to manage more of the power management (battery). I found answers in this question about battery management on Lenovo systems: How can I limit ...
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Is there a “.d” directory to use to load modules at boot time, opposed to /etc/modules?

I am automating some configurations on my systems using Puppet (however, that is not really relevant here). For a group of machines I want to load a kernel module at boot time. The most elegant way ...
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LSI SAS 9240-8i on Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs on Modprobe

I used the LSI 9240-8i card on a smaller Intel motherboard with no problems in Ubuntu, with ZFS. However, we rebuilt the server to allow for more disks, using the ASROCK X79 Extreme 11 motherboard. ...
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Can I get Network Manager to unload/load the wireless driver?

Sometimes my wireless loses connection and will not reconnect. However, I find it will reconnect when I open terminal and run sudo modprobe -r nameOfDriver sudo modprobe nameOfDriver However, going ...
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How can I avoid having to manually type “sudo modprobe ndiswrapper” to initiate my usb wifi

I have installed ndiswrapper and the driver bcmwlhigh5.inf for my netgear usb wifi. After booting my wifi is always offline. I can activate it using the command sudo modprobe ndiswrapper the ...
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multiple module loads from /etc/modules without device disconnect

I am flashing a device which enumerates with different product Ids during the flash process. When connected usbserial is correctly added based on my entry in /etc/modules. Once I flash the device, the ...
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How do I make modprobe permanent?

For my wireless adapter (inside my computer) to enable it, I run modprobe b43 and that turns it on. But, when I reboot it goes back to no device. So, how do I make this totally permanent?
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My printer requires “modprobe” and “ccpd” to be started after every system restart.

In each time I start my Ubuntu 12.04 computer I need to type the following commands to get my Canon LBP 2900 printer working. Otherwise the status monitor says "Communication Error". I am using driver ...
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12.04 Boot-up loop

Whenever most Linux OS tries to boot up, they loop on modprobe and/or when finding my USB Keyboard and Mouse(both Logitech). Ubuntu 10.04 works perfectly(and Mandriva), but any higher than 10.04, or ...
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Is is possible to modprobe a module from the boot loader?

I want to modprobe a module from the kernel command line (in my case yaboot, but you are probably more familiar with grub). This is for a workaround for the live CD. I've seen some old advice that ...
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Modprobe.conf options not loaded on startup

Bit of a n00b still with Linux, but getting there... Anyway, I've put a new install of Ubuntu 11 on an old P4 PC of mine I was hoping to give away and I'm having a little trouble with the on-board ...
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Removing ndiswrapper and inserting it back hangs OS after several times

sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper sudo modprobe ndiswrapper No matter how much time between commands. After 5-th or 6-th or 7-th iteration it hangs GUI. A also can not open another tty by ...
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MinimalCD Network autoconfiguration fails

I'm attempting to get an Ubuntu MinimalCD Install working without much luck.. Working from the guide posted here I can get the CD to boot and I select the Command-Line Installer option. After ...
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Module loaded even though it's blacklisted

System: Ubuntu 11.10 Linux gray 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:50:42 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I'm trying to blacklist a module (rt2800usb among other) like; $ lsmod | grep ...
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How do I find out if there is a better driver for my WiFI card?

I have a Thinkpad W520 and Ubuntu 11.04. The WiFi card is spotty. It works 80 percent of the time, but every few minutes it hangs and gets "stuck" for a few seconds before working again. So before I ...
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Wireless cannot ping router after five minutes inactivity

As the title says when I don't use the net for ~5 mins I cannot resolve hostnames, either via browser or using apt-cache or similiar. Wget will return the first line and just timeout. I need to ...
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How do I fix the 1908 Virtualbox error?

I have the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root. This forbids me to launch any virtual ...