modules in 2.6.xx
I'm fighting to get Irda working on my machine, and I came to a point
where I would really like to understand so files in /etc . I searched
around in the web, looked at the kernel docs, but nothing really
enlightning came up. So here's my question:
In a 2.6 series, kernel (for the curious, 18.104.22.168), where is module
loading controlled? The following files are in my /etc:
arch-aliases -> arch/i386
Now, I recall that in the 2.4 series I had to edit some file (I fail to
recall which) to have sound and network modules loaded at boot. After
2.6 came along, the debian way to create kernels appears to have made
this unnecessary, and I have never messed with this files again.
Now, to get irda working, it so happens I have to load the smsc-ircc2
module, plus do some configuration inside files such as
/etc/modprobe.conf, /etc/sysconfig/irda and /etc/modules.conf.
Well, only the last file actually exists in my system.
I wonder if someone could provide me with some pointers to understand
module loading in the 2.6 kernels, where to RTFM, or anything else that
comes to your mind.