Re: Modprobe error

From: Robert Storey (
Date: 04/05/05

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    Dear RituRaj,

    Modprobe won't load the driver if the device isn't present. And yes, it will report the error. Important: you should only type "modprobe ips" rather than "modprobe ips.o". Since I'm using a 2.6 kernel, my error message is different from yours, but similar:

       root@sonic:~# modprobe ips
       FATAL: Error inserting ips (/lib/modules/2.6.10-kanotix-8/kernel/drivers/scsi/ips.ko): No such device

    As a footnote, you might want to know that on 2.6.x kernel, the modules have been renamed to end with *.ko rather than *.o, though again this makes no different since you don't use the extension with the modprobe command.


    On Mon, 4 Apr 2005 03:02:28 -0700 (PDT)
    RituRaj <> wrote:

    > I have compiled a customised 2.4.29 kernel. I am able
    > to boot into the new kernel. For some reason i want to
    > do a modprobe on ips.o But it is not working.
    > modprobe ips
    > /lib/modules/2.4.29-grsec-custom1/kernel/drivers/scsi/ips.o:
    > init_module: No such device
    > Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module
    > parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
    > You may find more information in syslog or the
    > output from dmesg
    > /lib/modules/2.4.29-grsec-custom1/kernel/drivers/scsi/ips.o:
    > insmod
    > /lib/modules/2.4.29-grsec-custom1/kernel/drivers/scsi/ips.o
    > failed
    > /lib/modules/2.4.29-grsec-custom1/kernel/drivers/scsi/ips.o:
    > insmod ips failed
    > I am testing this on a test machine which does not
    > have the SmartArray IBM adapter(for which ips.o is the
    > driver). So my question is does the modprobe/insmod
    > give error while loading a driver if it doesnt find
    > the required device id? or is it something else?
    > Regards;
    > Rituraj

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