[SATLUG] rmmod and insmod commands

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Sat May 23 09:54:27 CDT 2009

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Michael <mmorse757 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to install a video card that is not being automatically
> detected.  Following some directions I googled, after making changes to
> my /etc/modprobe.d/options file, I am supposed to issue the following
> commands:
> rmmod saa7134-alsa
> rmmod saa7134
> insmod saa7134.ko card=<card number>  {where <card number is an actual
> number, 1 - 125.}
> insmod saa7134-also.ko
> This is supposed to be instead of rebooting the computer.  However, I
> get a "module in use error" when I try to issue the rmmode command.  I
> also tried the command modeprobe -r but I get the same "module in use
> error."
> So, I guess me question is, I do I stop and restart the module?

MIchael, that is a soundcard module not a video card, but to remove
them you need to find what other modules are using that device. Since
it is a soundcard, I'd start with the snd-* modules and work your way

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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