why doesn't modprobe log errors?!?
sorry if this is a repost; i just installed a firewall and had to
reconfigure exim. my helo was all screwed up and i didn't see this email
come back via the list.
1. whenever i boot, i get warnings that modules rtl8139, ppp and sg can't be
found by modprobe. for example:
Calculating module dependencies
Loading modules: ppp modprobe:
Can't locate module ppp
2. presumably, this is because they were once built as modules, but are now
either built right into the kernel or not needed, so i compiled the
kernel without the feature.
3. it doesn't "harm" anything. it's just a warning.
4. the messages don't appear in dmesg, or any log file i know about.
question: granted this is not a life-threatening error, but why doesn't
modprobe log these errors? surely ANY warning concerning the loading of
kernel modules would be of general interest?!?