Re: [PARPORT] printer troubles with rh6.1

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Fri Aug 04 2000 - 05:51:34 EDT

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    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
    > thing?


    > 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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