> hello tim,
> after lots of recompiled kernels, i removed the source tree and untarred
> the kernel again. after another failure (due to me having a space after
> the EXTRAVERSION value in the Makefile!) i rebooted and found that all the
> module deps where good, and everything worked sweetly.
> 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
# slackware behaves the same way.
> 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?
# kerneld and its replacements use modprobe which uses
modules.conf or conf.modules.
# See /usr/dic/Linux-HOWTO's Module-Howto
> they both automate the whole thing dont they?
# yes, with the use of modprobe and insmod
> so in an ideal module system, you would have no lines in conf.modules?
> one more thing, can someone tell me where i can get the man pages for
> conf.modules? i just dont have them.
# see above
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