The task is simple: autoload the snd-intel8x0 module when required. What to do ? This is one of the many mysteries of linux which I have _never_ seen explained. How do I know the name of the "thing" which the kernel is going to ask for ? So when I fire up xmms, in theory the kernel will turn around and ask for char-major-116. But how do I know that ? How would I figure it out ? And once I figured out it was char-major-116, how do I know that's the "snd" module and not a timer module, or the rtc, or the soundcore module instead ? Back to the task at hand, the top of the alsa-base file in modprobe.d looks like : alias char-major-116 snd alias char-major-14 soundcore And then there is a whole lot of other stuff. At some point I need an alias for the snd-intel8x0 module. What should the alias be? Where would it go in the order ? The same thing applies for USB devices. When I attach my wireless keyboard and mouse, the usbhid module is not autoloaded. Why not ? How do I know what to call the alias ?
Are you using devfs or udev? Do you have the latest hotplug installed? -Roberto -- Roberto C. Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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