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modprobe.conf, modprobe.d - Configuration file/directory for modprobe
Because the modprobe command can add or remove extra more than one mod-
ule, due to module dependencies, we need a method of specifying what
options are to be used with those modules. All the files under the
/etc/modprobe.d directory are used. Or, if that directory does not
exist, the file /etc/modprobe.conf specifies those options, as
required. It can also be used to create convenient aliases: alternate
names for a module. Finally, it can override the normal modprobe
behavior altogether, for those with very special requirements (such as
inserting more than one module).
Note that module and alias names (like other module names) can have -
or _ in them: both are interchangable throughout all the module com-
Will get you the man pages referencing 'modprobe.d' and other modprobe references.
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