[SATLUG] rmmod and insmod commands

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Sun May 24 15:28:48 CDT 2009


Todd W. Bucy wrote:
> sorry about that, I should have read a little closer.  If you are using
> ubuntu try booting into the recover mode.  You can get there from the
> grub menu.  
> also modules are analogous to drivers in windows so if the module (or
> driver) If you are trying to remove a video driver that X uses then boot
> into the recovery mode and you can remove the module there for X.
>
> also in case you mess up X you can always use the following command to
> reset it:
>
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg.
>
> Todd
>
> On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 12:59 -0500, Michael wrote:
>   
>> Todd W. Bucy wrote:
>>     
>>> to start
>>>
>>> sudo modprobe <module>
>>>
>>> to remove
>>>  
>>> sudo rmmod <module>
>>>
>>>
>>> look at the man pages for both command on your distro they have the
>>> proper syntax
>>>
>>> Todd
>>>
>>> On Sat, 2009-05-23 at 10:09 -0500, Michael wrote:
>>>   
>>>       
>>>> Jeremy Mann wrote:
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>>>> 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
>>>>> down.
>>>>>       
>>>>>           
>>>> But that doesn't answer my question.  ;-)
>>>>
>>>> How to I stop and restart the modules once I find them?
>>>>     
>>>>         
>>> 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       < - - - - -  gives me a "module in use" error.
>>> rmmod saa7134            < - - - - -  gives me a "module in use" error.
>>> 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
>>>       
>> Here is my original post.  I know what the commands are.  I am getting
>> an error message "module in use" when I execute either rmmod or modprobe
>> with the -r option.
>>
>> I am not knowledgeable about modules.  Are they similar to what Windows
>> calls processes or Linux services that can be stopped and restarted? 
>> The reason I ask this is the verbage of the error, "module in use" makes
>> it sound as if it can be stopped/restarted.  In any case, how do I avoid
>> the "module in use" error?
>>     

Hey thanks Todd I copied those how to get into recover and how to reset 
X in my LinuxTips file .... future ammo YAY
herb
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