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  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Boston, MA

    Insmod: device or resource busy

    I wrecked my kernel yesterday, so I'm doing a fresh Debian (Woody) install on a machine. I've got Linux up and running on it, but so far I haven't been able to get networking on. I just installed the base system and am planning to get everything else done via apt-get, so networking is key.

    I have a D-Link ethernet card in it, but
    # insmod /lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/net/8139too.o
    /lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/net/8139tooo: init_module: Device or resource busy
    Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
    I've Googled for help on this, but nothing has really panned out. Any idea what to do?

  2. #2
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    Dec 2004
    Worcester EN UK


    Try using modprobe instead of insmod. The module you're trying to insert may already be installed

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