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Old 11-25-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
chimp
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Question usb cable modem and modprobe


I have just started using Linux (Mandrake 10.1) and hope someone can help with a small annoyance.

I got my Motorola SB4200 Cable Modem working on USB using the usbnet driver. However despite selecting the 'Start at Boot' option, I still have to type 'modprobe usbnet' as root after each reboot.

Is there a startup script I can add this command to? I tried rc.local and while this worked it had the side affect of requiring me to login to X-Windows at startup despite having setup a auto login.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:02 PM   #2
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Hi chimp, welcome to lq. Try editing either /etc/modules.conf, or /etc/modprobe.conf something like this.

alias eth0 usbnet

or

alias usb0 usbnet

good luck.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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Peacedog,

Top info mate - worked a treat. Edited /etc/modprobe.conf to add 'alias eth0 usbnet' and I'm up and running.

Cheers
 
Old 11-26-2004, 07:03 PM   #4
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Glad you're sorted, and thanks for post a solution, it may help others esle down the road.
good luck.
 
  


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