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Re: What's the different between kmod/kerneld?

On Thu, 17 Apr 2003 12:38:09 +1000
"Jones" <ddthief@optushome.com.au> wrote:

> How do I know which modules or type of modules will be loaded at boot
> time?  Is it the general practice to activate my network's module by
> including the modules name of my network card in the file
> "/etc/modules"?

Modules loaded automatically at boot will be the ones listed in
/etc/modules, as well as the modules they depend on.

So if I have want to start my 3c589 (a PCMCIA network card) I put "3c589_cs"
in /etc/modules. In order to load and start that module, several PCMCIA
modules will be loaded as well.

The easiest and best way to set this up is "modconf" (you need to be root to
run it). Browse the list and select the modules you need (I recommend
keeping the list as short as possible).

When you have the modules you want, exit modconf and do "update-modules".
This writes /etc/modules.conf and some other files.


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