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Name

modprobe

Synopsis

                  modprobe [options] [modules]

System administration command. With no options, attempt to load the specified module, as well as all modules on which it depends. If more than one module is specified, attempt to load further modules only if the previous module failed to load. When specifying a module, use only its name without its path or trailing .o.

Options

-a, --all

Load all listed modules, not just the first one.

-c, --showconfig

Print modprobe’s current configuration.

-d, --debug

Print debugging information about module.

-h, --help

Print help message, then exit.

-k, --autoclean

Mark module to be removed when inactive by setting its autoclean flag. This option is passed on to insmod.

-l, --list

List modules. This option may be combined with -t to specify a type of module.

-n, --show

Don’t load or remove modules; only show what would happen if modules were loaded or removed.

-q, --quiet

Suppress warnings from insmod when it fails to load a module. Continue processing other modules. This option is passed on to insmod.

-r, --remove

Remove the specified modules, as well as the modules on which they depend.

-s, --syslog

Send error messages to syslogd instead of to standard error. This option is passed on to insmod.

-t type, --type type

Load only a specific type of module. Consult /etc/modules.conf for the directories in which all modules of that type reside.

-v, --verbose

Print commands as they are executed.

-C file, --config file

Read additional configuration from ...

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