Re: CD Writing [was: Re: The Real Problem With Debian]
-- Donald R. Spoon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
(on Sunday, 13 October 2002, 03:38 PM -0500):
> David P James wrote:
> >I'm wondering why my modules.conf that I had to edit keeps reverting
> >back to the previous version every time I reboot
> The /etc/modules.conf file is auto-generated by the "update-modules"
> command from the contents of the /etc/modutils/ directory. This is
> well-documented at the top of the modules.conf file and in "man
> If you want your changes to be permanant, you should should not modify
> /etc/modules.conf directly. You should use one of the other tools like
> the "modconf' command or insert the proper changes in the /etc/modutils/
> directory then use update-modules to make them permanent.
> I have also found that inserting the needed modules in /etc/modules
> works quite well too in most cases, and is a bit simpler to implement
> for me.
Unless I'm passing options to a module, I *always* simply add it to the
/etc/modules file -- and I've never had a problem.
This is unintuitive if you're migrating from other distributions (Slack
comes to mind) where you edit modules.conf by hand -- but I think you'll
find Debian's handling of kernel modules is much easier to manage -- as
long as you follow the Debian Way(tm).
Matthew Weier O'Phinney