On Fri, Aug 04, 2000 at 10:32:21AM +0000, matt wrote:
> so then i broke it by taking out the alias line in conf.modules! i did
> this to check whether it was needed. why is this, is it just a redhat
> also, something else i dont understand is that the man page for depmod and
> the kernel howtos i have say that you need to add lines to conf.modules
> for every module you use. is this before kerneld and kmod were around?
> they both automate the whole thing dont they?
No. Modprobe has some defaults though. Try 'modprobe -c'.
> so in an ideal module system, you would have no lines in conf.modules?
Of course not. What would be the point of it then?
> one more thing, can someone tell me where i can get the man pages for
> conf.modules? i just dont have them.
On a Red Hat Linux 6.2 system:
$ rpm -qf /usr/man/man5/modules.conf.5.gz
But you already have modutils installed.
Take a look in /usr/man/man5 and see if you can find modules.conf or
conf.modules. rpm -ql modutils should list them.
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