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How do i load a module to the kernel on the fly?  What is the command?

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How do i load a module to the kernel on the fly?  What is the command?

I want to load something while the machine is running without rebooting.

Please post the command and an example.

Thanks in advance.
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modprobe is the command you are looking for.

EXAMPLES

modprobe -t net
    Load one of the modules that are stored in the directory tagged "net". Each module are tried until one succeeds.
modprobe -a -t boot
    All modules that are stored in directories tagged "boot" will be loaded.
modprobe slip
    This will attempt to load the module slhc.o if it was not previously loaded, since the slip module needs the functionality in the slhc module. This dependency will be described in the file modules.dep that was created automatically by depmod.
modprobe -r slip
    This will unload the slip module. It will also unload the slhc module automatically, unless it is used by some other module as well (e.g. ppp).
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man modprobe should help.
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Are there any other commands that can load modules?

what does insmod do?
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