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johnMG 09-26-2003 10:29 AM

Slackware equivalent of Debian's modconf & rcconf?
 
I'm a debian user thinking of switching to slackware.

One very handy command that debian provides is modconf. It's an ncurses-based program that helps you set up which kernel modules get loaded at boot time. You navigate through some menus, choose and install modules, and various system files in /etc get modified/updated for you.

Does Slackware have something similar to modconf?


Another handy program available for Debian is rcconf. It's also ncurses-based, and lets you choose services you want started up at boot-time (something to do with /etc/rc.d I think...). Does Slack have a command similar to this?

/bin/bash 09-26-2003 10:44 AM

In Slack you get right in there and get your hands dirty editing config files. I believe the modules file is /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. And you would edit rc.? for whichever runlevel you want to edit the services for.

LSD 09-26-2003 11:20 AM

To elaborate a little on what /bin/bash is saying Slackware uses a different type of init system to the System V style you're used to working with in Debian. It uses a BSD style init system however it provides compatibility with the SysV init through a series of scripts designed to mimic the SysV init directories.

There is no parallel to modconf either, you basically have to open up /etc/rc.d/rc.modules, search for the entry pertaining to the module you want to load, adding it if it doesn't already exist and making sure it's uncommented and any options it needs are present in /etc/modules.conf (Slack doesn't use modutils yet either so you have to modify this file directly).

johnMG 09-26-2003 12:53 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I just had a look at the Slackware online book, and it looks like configuring these things by-hand shouldn't be too difficult.

Slackware uses a different type of init system to the System V style you're used to working with in Debian.

Hehehe... that's the problem, I'm not used to working with them -- I'm used to using rcconf! :)

Shade 09-26-2003 11:37 PM

Well then It's not a problem at all ;)

You've only got to learn it once!
(rather than re-learning it)
-Shade


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