I suspect the reason for the failure is that the module was not previously loaded .....
In a terminal su
to see the list of loaded modulesmodprobe
to load a module
again to confirm its presence.
When you have tested it and decided you want to load it at each boot then put the module name into/etc/modprobe.preload
with other such modules that are required to be loaded at boot.
At least that is how I would approach the situation ..... it might work for you