Re: [PARPORT] printer troubles with rh6.1

From: E. Charters (
Date: Sun Aug 06 2000 - 16:25:22 EDT

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    matt wrote:
    > 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
    > thing?

    # 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?

    # nope
    > 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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