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Re: Broken network card

On 15/01/2004 at 00:11, Luis Sanjuan wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 08:50:43PM +0100, Eric.Lemoine@ens-lyon.fr wrote:

> > Ok. I was mistakely using /etc/modutils/aliases. With it, update-modules
> > creates the actual alias in /etc/modules.conf which, if I understand
> > correctly, is no longer read by modprobe. 

Indeed it is in 2.4 kernels (module-init-tools features backward

> AFAIK, 'update-modules' manages '/lib/modules/modprobe.conf'. Then, the new alias 
> will be there.

Yes, but not only that.

Among other things, update-modules now builds both /etc/modules.conf
from the files in /etc/modutils/* __and__ /lib/modules/modprobe.conf
(included by /etc/modprobe.conf, as you say) from what's contained in

If you dualboot modular 2.6 and 2.4 kernels, you need to set your
aliases (and options, and insert/remove commands, ...) in both
/etc/modutils/whatever and /etc/modprobe.d/whatever.

If you no longer boot a modular 2.4 kernel, then you can forget about
/etc/modutils/* and /etc/modules.conf.


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