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#1 2010-02-22 05:15:04

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What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

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#2 2010-02-22 05:18:39

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

Go to a terminal and run man modprobe for the details.


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#3 2010-02-22 05:18:49

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#4 2010-02-22 05:35:43

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

trusktr wrote:

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Are you sure you should be using Arch?


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#5 2010-02-22 05:41:03

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

protip: use forums as last resort

(Not to be rude or anything, but, you know ...)


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#6 2010-02-22 05:43:59

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

fsckd wrote:

protip: use forums as last resort

(Not to be rude or anything, but, you know ...)

I'm not sure anyone has ever asked such a question in Arch forum..maybe try searching ubuntu forums?  Or just use the link Allan gave. tongue


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#7 2010-02-22 06:10:35

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

haha sHyLoCk, i installed Arch Linux and got my system fully functioning with NetworkManager running my network, google chrome, and filezilla, and some other apps, all without ever using modprobe. I'm writing this from chrome on my new linux system as we speak. smile

Obviously, since this is my first time ever using linux ...ever... i wouldn't know what it is! haha big_smile

I do at this moment, however, want to change from a wired network to wireless, so that's where it comes into play (installing the drivers).

There's no actual page describing modprobe in the ArchWiki... Hha! lol Not bad for a total newb tho. At least i have a working system.

I had no idea up until right now that it wasn't Arch Exclusive, but a normal part of all linux! lol

And yes, sHyLoCk, I'm sure I should be using Arch. I wouldn't be learning diddly squat about Linux if I simply installed Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE, or any other distro that comes fully built and ready to go, so any true newb can just install and immediately start using apps galore. haha smile

I had the pleasure of building my system from scratch, and have learnt much more than i would have with any of those other distros. smile

I KNEW immediately when I found Arch that the best part was going to be setting everything up from almost nothing to what I have now, rather than those other distros. The initial black command line screen was the best!

Oh yeah, and I've heard of ArchBang! wink


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#8 2010-02-22 06:18:19

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

I can find stranger questions asked.

@trusktr: May be you would want to log your misunderstandings and foibles so that later you can write a guide to help people new to GNU/Linux?


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#9 2010-02-22 06:26:14

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

Yes, actually, what i'm doing is adding various things to the Wiki pages where I find I don't have enough information once I figure out what to do.

I've added a line or two to the beginner's guide as well as some other pages where knowing that stuff would have helped, instead of googling all over the place. haha wink

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#10 2010-02-22 14:24:36

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

Well I know..I used to do the same thing big_smile....but in time I've learnt that  its better to google first for general linux stuff like commands and how or what they do etc... smile


I wonder how it would be like to use the rest 99% of my brain..:P

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#11 2010-02-24 10:14:29

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

True that! I'm taking a course in Linux for my requirements in college hehe.


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#12 2010-02-24 11:17:03

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

Well to clarify the answer to the original question.... modprobe is generally used to load modules into the kernel that aren't compiled directly into the kernel, such as various hardware drivers etc. Compiling them as modules means that the kernel isn't bloated with drivers that not everyone needs, but it is still available for those who do, at the expense of those who do need the drivers have to load them in specifically. You can use `lsmod` to see what modules are currently loaded into your kernel.

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#13 2010-02-24 11:34:50

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Re: What is modprobe, and how do you use it?

Cool, nice tip (lsmod)!


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