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Pronco
While inserting the modem module :

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$ /sbin/modprobe sm56

Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - Proprietary
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o: create_module: Operation not permitted
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/sm56.o: insmod sm56 failed
Pronco
tainted module : for further information Click here

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hughesjr
a tainted module isn't, in itself a problem ... it is just a warning that the module isn't open source. It should still load and work.

The fact that the module won't load is a problem. The one we need to solve smile.gif.

Are there any errors in dmesg:

dmesg | less

or in the syslog ...

less /var/log/messages

after the module fails to load?
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