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Re: [vox-tech] Installing Adaptec SCSI Card
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Re: [vox-tech] Installing Adaptec SCSI Card

begin Ken Bloom <kabloom@ucdavis.edu> 
> > Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 11:43:22 -0700
> > To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Installing Adaptec SCSI Card
> > From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>
> > Reply-To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > 
> > hi rod,
> > 
> > nope -- he means /etc/modules.   i think it's a debianism.  basically,
> > any modules listed in this textfile get loaded at boot time.
> > 
> > pete
> > 
> > begin Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> 
> > > Dunno about /etc/modules -- do you mean modules.conf?
> > > 
> > > That is one beastie I've never understood very well, mainly 
> > > because I don't know what all the alias names are that might 
> > > be used.  But in general, it modifies the behavior of
> > > modprobe, for example specifying optional parameter values,
> > > or prerequisite modules.
> > > 
> > > I'm pretty sure there's a way to specify your SCSI driver in
> > > there, but usually I just put a modprobe command in the
> > > startup scripts.  I'd love to hear more about what the Best 
> > > Way is.  :-)
> > > 
> I use /etc/modules just fine on sarge with kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4
> /etc/modules is not a debianism, I used use it on Mandrake 8.2 also.
> from modules(5):
> The /etc/modules file contains the names of kernel modules that are to
> be loaded at boot time, one per line. Arguments can be given in the same
> line as the module name. Comments begin with a `#', and everything on
> the line after them are ignored.
this file wasn't supported by redhat or mandrake last time i installed
either of those distros.  apparently, mandrake uses it now.

again, it's a debianism.  that doesn't mean other distros don't use it,
for instance, LRP/LEAF uses this file as well.


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