Why is this not loading my module?

y9@y9-aspire:~$ sudo modprobe 8812au.ko
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modprobe: FATAL: Module 8812au.ko not found in directory /lib/modules/4.13.0-26-generic
y9@y9-aspire:~$ cd /lib/modules/4.13.0-26-generic/
y9@y9-aspire:/lib/modules/4.13.0-26-generic$ ls
8812au.ko  misc               modules.builtin.bin  modules.order        updates
build      modules.alias      modules.dep          modules.softdep      vdso
initrd     modules.alias.bin  modules.dep.bin      modules.symbols
kernel     modules.builtin    modules.devname      modules.symbols.bin

It's in the directory, yet it's saying the module isn't found...

  • Can you confirm that the file is not a broken symlink? – Jeff Schaller Jan 14 '18 at 1:40
  • It may need to be in a subdirectory under .../4.13.0-26-generic – Jeff Schaller Jan 14 '18 at 1:44
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    .../kernel/drivers/net/wireless – Jeff Schaller Jan 14 '18 at 1:47

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