Re: Newbish Q: Why modprobe.d *and* modutils?
On 18 Feb 2004 at 15:21:48, Darin Strait wrote:
> I understand that modules.conf is deprecated in favor of
Not exactly - update-modules is just designed to be a better
way to manage modules.conf. It does not replace it.
> I don't understand why I have a modprobe.d and a modutils
The modutils directory is for modutils (for 2.4 kernels), and
the modprobe.d directory is for module-init-tools (for 2.6
> Should I be using one or the other or both?
That depends on what kernels you use.
2.4 only - use "apt get remove --purge module-init-tools" to
remove module-init-tools and its config files (including the
/etc/modprobe.d folder and /etc/modprobe.conf).
2.6 only - Keep both, but only maintain modprobe.d
Both 2.4 and 2.6 - keep and maintatin both