[lkml]   [2002]   [Jun]   [5]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Load kernel module automatically

On 2002.06.06 Alan Cox wrote:
>On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 23:23, Oliver Wegner wrote:
>> all i wanted to point out was that it doesnt seem to be distribution
>> independent as someone had stated before because that file /etc/modules
>> for example doesnt exist under SuSE. i wasnt asking anything about it
>> myself.
>> anyway i will be able to find out that information if i need to sometime.
>> thanks.
>modules.conf is the standard name for it. A long time ago it was
>sometimes called conf.modules.

Usually there is an rc script called /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. It
can load modules directly (perhaps this is the case on SuSE and RH),
or it reads the list of modules to load from an independent file
(/etc/modules in Mandrake, for example). In the first case you add
the 'modprobe xxxx' directly in the rc script, and in the second you
just add 'xxxx' in /etc/modules, so you do not modify a system file
and rpm is happy about .rpmnew files.

J.A. Magallon # Let the source be with you...
Mandrake Linux release 8.3 (Cooker) for i586
Linux werewolf 2.4.19-pre10-jam1 #3 SMP jue jun 6 00:00:33 CEST 2002 i686
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:26    [W:0.050 / U:0.016 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site