FATAL: Error inserting it87 (/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/hwmon/it87.ko): Device or resource busy

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I‘m trying to run a command called sensors-detect and I was recommended to use it87.ko Linux kernel driver. But, when I do modprobe it87, I get the following error under Debian Linux

FATAL: Error inserting it87 (/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/hwmon/it87.ko): Device or resource busy

How do I fix this problem under Debian GNU/Linux 6.x?

LinuxACPI: I/O resource it87 [0x295-0x296] conflicts with ACPI region IP__ [0x295-0x296] Error and Solution

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I‘m getting the following error in /var/log/messages file and my sensors command is also not working:


Aug 13 21:22:24 backup kernel: [ 8.681901] ACPI: I/O resource it87 [0x295-0x296] conflicts with ACPI region IP__ [0x295-0x296]
Aug 13 21:22:24 backup kernel: [ 8.683378] it87 it87.656: Detected broken BIOS defaults, disabling PWM interface

How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux desktop system?

Linux Disable Wireless Networking ( Wi-Fi )

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We have over 20+ Dell Precision M6400 laptops pre installed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.x. I was asked to disable Wi-Fi on all laptops as it poses a serious security risk to our sensitive (classified) systems and networks. How do I disable wireless networking (802.11) under Linux?

Linux Disable USB Devices (Disable loading of USB Storage Driver)

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In our research lab I’d like to disable all USB devices connected to our HP Red Hat Linux based workstations. I’d like to disable USB flash or hard drives, which users can use with physical access to a system to quickly copy sensitive data from it. How do I disable USB device support under RHEL 5.x workstation operating systems?