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Re: Can't find modules - but they work

Quoting Glyn Millington (glyn@mill29.fsnet.co.uk):
> On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, esper@sherohman.org wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 24, 2001 at 10:10:40AM +0100, Glyn Millington wrote:
> >> On boot up I get messages relating to several modules eg
> >> 
> >> lp modprobe  can't locate module  lp.....
> >> ppp modprobe  can't locate module ppp
> > 
> > When you rebuilt your kernel, you built these things into the kernel
> > instead of keeping them as external modules, but modules.conf didn't
> > get told about it, so your system is still trying to load the modules
> > it no longer needs.  I just ignore it, but you should be able to get
> > rid of the messages by updating the files in /etc/modutils/ and then
> > running update-modules.
> Great!  Many thanks for this - its been puzzling me for some time.  Can I
> add another question - how _should_ modules.conf be told about it?

You've probably got modules listed in /etc/modules that you no longer
need as you've built them in. This file got written when you
originally installed Debian, and must be maintained manually.

/etc/modutils/modules.conf can contain all sorts of redundant info
without any noticeable effects.


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