Problems Running NIST Net (error no device error)

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
when i try to run Load.Module i get the following error.

Couldn't find rtc module - /dev/rtc will be mostly
unusable after running nistnet.  Sorry about that....
To prevent this message, recompile rtc
(Enhanced Real Time Clock Support, under
character devices) as a module.
./Load.Nistnet: line 70: modprobe: command not found
Problems with modprobe, repeating with debug on
./Load.Nistnet: line 73: modprobe: command not found

when i try to run xnistnet command i get error as

globalstatnistnet: No such device or address

my system configuration is:
Dell Laptop running CentOS
pentium M processor.

can anyone please help me solve this problem
Question by:rahulsurya
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    it seems that the modprobe command is not being recognized by your system. Simply type modprobe on your command prompt. If it return with an error, you will have to make changes in your PATH.

    Once you have modprobe working on the command prompt, try the Load.Nistnet script again. For kernel ver 2.6.x, the script is wrong. You should replace

    modprobe nistnet.ko


    modprobe full_path/nistnet.ko OR
    insmod full_path/nistnet.ko

    Once you get "module loaded successfully", the other things (xnistnet etc) will work properly.

    PS: I think, you can even do with making the insmod change without worrying about whether modprobe works.

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