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    SubjectRe: permission denied while load kernel module using modprobe
    Quoting Claude Frantz (claude@pc0312b.rz.unibw-muenchen.de):
    > Hello !
    >
    > As user "root" I'm trying to load the ath_pci module from madwifi using
    > the "modprobe" command, which is the recommanded way. But I get the
    > following diag in the log:
    >
    > modprobe: WARNING: Could not open
    > '/lib/modules/2.6.23.8-34.fc7/net/ath_hal.ko': Permission denied modprobe:
    > WARNING: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.23.8-34.fc7/net/wlan.ko':
    > Permission denied modprobe: FATAL: Could not open
    > '/lib/modules/2.6.23.8-34.fc7/net/ath_rate_sample.ko': Permission denied
    > kernel: Error loading module "ath_rate_sample"
    >
    >
    > Fedora 7 using kernel 2.6.23.8-34.fc7 as you can see above.
    > All components in /lib/modules/2.6.23.8-34.fc7/net/ have the permission
    > -rwxr-xr-x and the directory itself has drwxr-xr-x
    > Which permission is wrong here ?
    >
    > Thanks a lot !
    >
    > Claude

    Just a few possibilities,

    1. could you do 'id -Z' and 'ls -lZ /lib/modules/2.6.23.8-34.fc7/net/'
    to see if selinux is involved?
    2. most commonly on my own laptop i've seen this happen due to fs
    corruption...

    -serge


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