I am trying to unload the snd_usb_audio kernel module in order to try some other module parameters (with modprobe).

This fails:

# rmmod snd_usb_audio

With the following error:

rmmod: ERROR: Module snd_usb_audio is in use

How can I quickly force the USB audio module to unload (without logging out/restarting)?

1 Answer 1


Can you try rmmod -f snd_usb_audio ?

  • Yes. It didn't work.
    – Udi
    Nov 2, 2020 at 12:16

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