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Bug#209301: modconf: on module installation failure, suggest isa-pnp.o to the user


On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 09:46:47PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #include <hallo.h>
> * Ryan Underwood [Mon, Sep 08 2003, 11:29:34PM]:
> > After a module fails initialization, the suggestion should be made that
> > the user install the isa-pnp module if the hardware in question is an
> > ISA-PnP card.
> ...
> > -- System Information:
> > Debian Release: testing/unstable
> > Architecture: i386
> > Kernel: Linux dbz 2.4.21 #1 Fri Jun 13 14:49:38 CDT 2003 i686
> Short answer: use precompiled kernels if you cannot do it properly in
> your own. If you build the isa-pnp module with the kernel, the created
> modules (ISA drivers) will depend on it and autoload when needed.

I'm not sure what you are talking about.  I am referring specifically
about when modconf is called during Debian installation.  The new user
may have no idea that he or she needs to insert the isa-pnp module
to configure the PnP cards, before inserting the driver modules for the
PnP cards.  A friendly reminder on modconf's failure output would

In my opinion, this is a bug because modconf, an "easy to use" frontend,
is failing to inform the user of a step they may have forgotten to take
if they are unfamiliar with the system.  I posted this bug on behalf of
a frustrated user who wasted many hours with an (unknown to him)
unconfigured ISA PnP card.

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis at icequake.net>, icq=10317253

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