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Re: [parisc-linux] Call for Testing

On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 12:31:02PM -0600, James Bottomley wrote:
> Actually, you need to tell the system that eth0 should load module
> lasi_82596
> so /etc/modprobe.conf needs to contain the line
> alias eth0 lasi_82596
> However, debian has a strange way of generating this file, so this line
> actually has to go in some debian specific file.

The line should go in a new file under /etc/modprobe.d/ -- if you modify
an existing file in that directory, you'll have to edit it whenever
module-init-tools is upgraded.

You needn't run /sbin/update-modules with 2.6.  /etc/modprobe.conf is
optional, and modprobe reads each file in /etc/modprobe.d/ (except for
those in the arch/ directory).

FWIW, with Debian and a 2.4 kernel, /etc/modutils/ contains similar
files to /etc/modprobe.d/.  The main difference is that you have to run
/sbin/update-modules to generate /etc/modules.conf so that your changes
take effect.

Stuart Brady

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