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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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