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modprobe Must Be Used Every Boot Problem

Postby jordan » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:19 am

I managed to trip my way through the info online to get my wacom tablet working on Mint, but when I restart my computer I have to open terminal and type the two lines below to get wacom tablet working. Anyone know how to make the changes these commands make permanent?

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sudo modprobe wacom
grep -i wacom /var/log/messages | tail

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Re: modprobe Must Be Used Every Boot Problem

Postby 67GTA » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:04 am

Add the wacom module to /etc/modules. This list is loaded at every boot. In a terminal run

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sudo gedit /etc/modules
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wacom
to the end of the file.
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Re: modprobe Must Be Used Every Boot Problem

Postby jordan » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:33 am

67GTA wrote:Add the wacom module to /etc/modules. This list is loaded at every boot. In a terminal run

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sudo gedit /etc/modules
and add

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wacom
to the end of the file.


That worked. Now if I only understood what it meant.

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Re: modprobe Must Be Used Every Boot Problem

Postby mike^ » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:38 pm

When booting up, the kernel will load the modules listed in /etc/modules. Instead of editing the file, adding the module, saving it and exiting you can do this: sudo echo modulename >> /etc/modules

>> is a redirection that says append to file.

Or, if you're like me, I enabled the root acct and use su, not sudo. So.. # echo modulename >> /etc/modules.

I will bite my tongue regarding sudo.
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