You modprobe doc might not be for Linux, it might be BSD.
Use the docs and man pages for modprobe that came with your distribution.
What modules to load, when, and how, keeps changing with every Linux release. I am sure it is entirely different on the other unix varients too.
My /etc/modprobe.conf is empty.
From the man docs dated 2004.
The current modprobe commands are much simpler than before, mostly because of
the power of install and remove in running any shell command.
My modprobe.conf manual for Linux 2.4 show the following lines available.
alias my-mod-name really-long-module-name
options modulename <options...>
install modulename <shell command>
remove modulename <shell command>
There is also the program
Last edited by selfprogrammed; 12-16-2011 at 11:18 AM.