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Old 10-26-2003, 12:20 AM   #1
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Modules and 2.6test kernels

I have upgraded my mod-utils and I have upgraded my modules.conf,but some modules
do not load up itself when required.For example,sr_mod ,isofs(or udf) and udf are not loaded while using cdrom/dvd.I checked logs and found this message
<i>No modules symbols, modules will not be loaded</i>
Why's that?
(I have checked kernel-symbols ,seems ok)
Old 11-11-2003, 03:31 PM   #2
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same stuff here... I am sure all is ok but can't get sr_mod loaded...

please post as soon as you have igured put... I will too :-)
Old 11-11-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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The 2.6 kernel series does not use the modutils package anymore. It now uses module-init-tools as the way kernel modules are implemented has changed. One other difference is that /etc/modules.conf is not used anymore, but rather /lib/modules/modprobe.conf. It may be that you don't have module-init-tools installed, or you do but don't have the correct entries in modprobe.conf.

And just a note, unless you run devfs (which is considered obsolete in the 2.6 kernel series), any modules related to input (like mice or keyboard, joysticks, stuff in /dev/input, etc) cannot be auto-loaded, so they have to be loaded manually or at boot up in /etc/modules or similar depending on your distro of choice.

It's possible you know all this and in that case, then I don't know what else to suggest except go through trial and error by experimenting with putting entries in modprobe.conf. It took me such a long time to be able to get the alsa modules auto-loading as the entries at the alsa project site were not for the new style module loading when I was trying out 2.6.0-test5 ...
Old 11-11-2003, 10:39 PM   #4
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Well I am using devfs,and that would probably explain the situation.And of course in my initial post i have told that I have upgraded both my modules.conf and mod-utils.Anyway the workaround that worked for me was to load modules from rc.local.(I know that this is not efficient ,but I have no other choice).So everything is working fine right now and I am not going away from devfs(though I noticed that it is termed obsolete in 2.6 kernels)


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