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Re: modprobe after kernel-update

On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 02:07:05PM +0200, Peter Dürmüller wrote:
> Hello,
> I am new to Debian linux, but I like this distribution and don't like to 
> change because of the following problem:
> Because I use a special adsl-modem, I had to compile a new kernel 
> according to the kernel-package manual, I chose 2.4.20. Everything went 
> fine, but after rebooting, modprobe wasn't able to locate the modules 
> any more: For example: root@woody: modprobe input returned the error: 
> modprobe: can't locate module input. But before kernel-update, it could. 
> Do I have to edit /etc/modules.conf by hand? Thank you for the answer.

Different kernels use different modules. You won't have your old
modules available with your new kernel, unless you specifically
selected to compile new modules during kernel configuration process.

You should not touch modules.conf, edit /etc/modules instead for 
modules which you want load during startup and then run update-modules.

I believe that you can achieve same thing with "modconf".

Hope this helps.

// Tomas Volka

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