[SATLUG] rmmod and insmod commands

James Tiner jtiner at satx.rr.com
Sat May 23 15:18:31 CDT 2009


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> Thanks Jeremy for the explanation.
> I have never seen this clear of an answer for why I was getting that
> "module in use" error message in all my Googling and reading "man"
> pages. Even though I still don't have a clue as to what I am really
> doing (what is a "module" and where does it live? In the kernel?) and
> have stopped using any of these commands due to my ignorance, this
> helps my "howto" understanding greatly.

the module you are asking about is the driver you are trying to load.
It is a kernel module and when loaded becomes part of the running
kernel. 



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