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following the advice given in the following excellent thread:
... I have managed to get my MDK 9.0 system installed and my NTL Cable modem is working (get in!!). The only problem is I have to open a console and type in a script every time I reboot - the thread advises modifying the text in the USB List of file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, but that file doesn't have any USB List in it - on my system, it contains only the following:
# (c) MandrakeSoft, Chmouel Boudjnah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
# $Id: rc.modules,v 184.108.40.206 2000/07/30 05:07:38 chmouel Exp $
# description: launch modules specified in /etc/modules inspired by a
# Debian idea.
[ -f /etc/modules ] || exit 0
# Loop over every line in /etc/modules.
(cat /etc/modules; echo) | while read module args
case "$module" in
\#*|"") continue ;;
initlog -s "Loading module: $module"
modprobe $module $args >/dev/null 2>&1
I am not blessed with the greatest mind in computin and no doubt I'm missing something obvious but any advice appreciated!
and the way the /etc/rc.modules is described, each module is explicitly added in the script.
in your's, it's looping through rc.modules (a cleaner approach), which I think is where you'll need to add them - my rc.modules is like that too, and my /etc/modules only has 'scsi_hostadapter' on it's own line (it's the only uncommented line in the file).
I don't know what else you're doing in it, so I can't give any additional advice.
Gotta be honest, I don't know! The script I'm typing in Xterm as root is:
...await output, then:
...this allows me to access the web but I have to do the same thing every time I load up. My knowledge of Linux is practically zero - I really need to know specifically what I need to add/amend in the rc.modules file and whereabouts in the text to add it - don't want much, I know...
ok, you're doing more than just adding a module...
I would recommend that you put the contents of that script you're running into the script that is run when the user logs in. I can never remember what it is though, so you'll have to search/ask around.
it might not be the best or smartest way to do it, but it's the only easy way I can think of.