Bug#55404: Missing driver information for modconf
> First, there is very little information about what the different drivers
> are. Almost everyone I installed said "no documentation avaiilable" just
> before it asked me for options.
> Second, since I just hit enter at the options, the overall effect was to
> change a one step process (select driver) into a 3-4 step one (select
> driver, go past screen saying no info is available, go past options screen,
> scroll back down to where you were in the driver list). This is very
> The documentation can and probably should go in a variety of places,
> including the installation manual and the online help.
> A couple of specific things I wondered:
> Do I need pppd if I install ppp? (More generally, are there
> interdependencies among drivers)
> Were some drivers simply alternate means of providing a service which was
> already in the kernel (as I recall from some older notes)?
> Global orienting info, such as "most drivers are not necessary to get you
> started, and you should avoid them unless you specifically need them." and
> "you can always add a driver later by ..." running modconf?? would also be
You are probably quite right. This is a severe problem. The reason
why these information weren't updated yet is that they are extracted
from a Module-HOWTO back from 1997 and there is no newer version
available. If you have a better source for this, I'd be happy to
Unix is user friendly ... It's just picky about its friends.
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