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Old 01-22-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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How to load modules on boot in Fedora 18?

Hi everybody,

I'd like to load a certain module during boot process and iirc that'd be done by /etc/modprobe.conf. Now, that doesn't exist anymore so I guess it has been replaced by some other mechanism. Anybody can help me out?

Thx in advance!
Old 01-22-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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Fedora has been using systemd for, IIRC, the last two releases. Look at man systemd-modules-load and the directory set-up to which that manual file will point you.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:44 AM   #3
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Aaah, thank you! Though using Fedora since v16 I wasn't familiar with systemd yet, just because there was no need to deal with it until now :-)

So just in case anybody running into the same problem: If you want to run UT 2004 on Fedora 18 and experience there is no sound, it's because the snd-pcm-oss module is not loaded. So instead of doing
# modprobe snd-pcm-oss
each time before you want to play, you can create a file named like e.g. "ut2004.conf" in /etc/modules-load.d and put in the modules you want to be loaded at boot time, in this case "snd-pcm-oss" (without the quotes).

Thanks again!


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