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Old 03-02-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
Tony/osIRIs
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trouble keeping modules installed?


hi everyone,
Running Slackware 10.2, kernel upgraded this week from 2.4.x to 2.6.10. no errors

last night i did a modprobe for ip_conntrack. i restarted the machine and today i had to run modprobe ip_conntrack again to get it back. is there something i am not doing that is causing this to dissappear after each restart? (i know there is)

Also, since i recompiled the kernel my mouse is not working, its just a basic generic ps2 mouse. is there a generic module for this in the 2.6.10 kernel? if so where do i find it and how do i make that one stick after restart as well.

thanks for any and all help

Tony
 
Old 03-02-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
Robhogg
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I solved a similar problem (module not loading) by adding the modprobe... command to a boot script. In SuSE the appropriate script is /etc/init.d/boot.local, but this thread suggests that the equivalent script is /etc/rc.local in Slackware.

Use a text editor to add the line to the script, and it should load at boot.

Sorry, I don't know the answer to the mouse question.

Rob
 
Old 03-02-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
Tony/osIRIs
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thanks dude, that got me on the right track. snooping around in the rc.d directory i found the rc.modules file. while looking into that i found out that ip_conntrack modules were (#) commented out. so i uncommented those and didn't need to edit the rc.local file at all. restarted and ip_conntrack loaded fine. now im looking for my mouse in there.

thanks again!
Tony
 
Old 03-02-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony/osIRIs
is there something i am not doing that is causing this to dissappear after each restart? (i know there is)
Add the modules you want loaded at boot to your /etc/modules file.
 
  


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