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Old 03-03-2008, 07:42 PM   #16
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shiva:~# cat /etc/modules.conf
### This file is automatically generated by update-modules
# Please do not edit this file directly. If you want to change or add
# anything please take a look at the files in /etc/modutils and read
# the manpage for update-modules.
### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/0keep
# This file is not marked as conffile to make sure if you upgrade modutils
# it will be restored in case some modifications have been made.
# The keep command is necessary to prevent insmod and friends from ignoring
# the builtin defaults of a path-statement is encountered. Until all other
# packages use the new `add path'-statement this keep-statement is essential
# to keep your system working

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/0keep

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/actions
# Special actions that are needed for some modules

# The BTTV module, up to kernel 2.4.17, does not load the tuner
# module automatically, so do that in here
if KERNEL_VER < 2.4.17
        post-install bttv insmod tuner
        post-remove bttv rmmod tuner

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/actions

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/aliases
# Aliases to tell insmod/modprobe which modules to use

# Uncomment the network protocols you don't want loaded:
# alias net-pf-1 off            # Unix
# alias net-pf-2 off            # IPv4
# alias net-pf-3 off            # Amateur Radio AX.25
# alias net-pf-4 off            # IPX
# alias net-pf-5 off            # DDP / appletalk
# alias net-pf-6 off            # Amateur Radio NET/ROM
# alias net-pf-9 off            # X.25
# alias net-pf-10 off           # IPv6
# alias net-pf-11 off           # ROSE / Amateur Radio X.25 PLP
# alias net-pf-19 off           # Acorn Econet
# alias net-pf-20 off           # ATM
# alias net-pf-23 off           # IRDA
# alias net-pf-24 off           # PPPoE
# alias net-pf-25 off           # WANrouter
# alias net-pf-26 off           # Llc
# alias net-pf-31 off           # Bluetooth

alias binfmt-204        binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-263        binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-264        binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-267        binfmt_aout
alias binfmt-387        binfmt_aout

alias bt-proto-0        l2cap
alias bt-proto-2        sco
alias bt-proto-3        rfcomm
alias bt-proto-4        bnep
alias bt-proto-5        cmtp
alias bt-proto-6        hidp
alias bt-proto-7        avdtp

alias char-major-9      st
alias char-major-10-1   psmouse
alias char-major-10-134 apm
alias char-major-10-135 rtc
alias char-major-10-139 openprom
alias char-major-10-144 nvram
alias char-major-10-157 applicom
alias char-major-10-175 agpgart
alias char-major-10-181 toshiba
alias char-major-10-183 hw_random
alias char-major-10-184 microcode
alias char-major-10-187 irnet
alias char-major-10-189 ussp
alias char-major-10-200 tun
alias char-major-10-250 hci_vhci
alias char-major-13     input
alias char-major-13-0   joydev
alias char-major-13-1   joydev
alias char-major-13-2   joydev
alias char-major-13-3   joydev
alias char-major-13-32  mousedev
alias char-major-13-33  mousedev
alias char-major-13-34  mousedev
alias char-major-13-35  mousedev
alias char-major-13-63  mousedev
alias char-major-13-64  evdev
alias char-major-13-65  evdev
alias char-major-13-66  evdev
alias char-major-13-67  evdev
alias char-major-19     cyclades
alias char-major-20     cyclades
alias char-major-21     sg
alias char-major-22     pcxx
alias char-major-23     pcxx
alias char-major-27     ftape
alias char-major-27     zftape
alias char-major-34     scc
alias char-major-35     tclmidi
alias char-major-37     ide-tape
alias char-major-48     riscom8
alias char-major-49     riscom8
alias char-major-57     esp
alias char-major-58     esp
alias char-major-63     kdebug
alias char-major-67     coda
alias char-major-75     specialix
alias char-major-76     specialix
alias char-major-81     bttv
alias char-major-81     videodev
alias char-major-83     vtx
alias char-major-89     i2c-dev
alias char-major-90     mtdchar
alias char-major-96     pt
alias char-major-97     pg
alias char-major-99     ppdev
alias char-major-107    3dfx
alias char-major-109    lvm-mod
alias char-major-108    ppp_generic
alias char-major-116    snd
alias char-major-161    ircomm-tty
alias char-major-162    raw
alias char-major-166    cdc_acm
alias char-major-171    raw1394
alias char-major-180-48 scanner
alias char-major-180    usbcore
alias char-major-195    nvidia
alias char-major-200    vxspec
alias char-major-202    msr
alias char-major-203    cpuid
alias char-major-206    osst
alias char-major-208    ussp
alias char-major-227    tub3270
alias /dev/ppp          ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3       ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-14      ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-18   ppp_mppe
alias ppp-compress-21   bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24   ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26   ppp_deflate

alias dummy0            dummy
alias dummy1            dummy
alias gre0              ip_gre
alias iso9660           isofs
alias plip0             plip
alias plip1             plip
alias slip0             slip
alias slip1             slip
alias tunl0             ipip
alias usbdevfs          usbcore
alias cipcb0            cipcb
alias cipcb1            cipcb
alias cipcb2            cipcb
alias cipcb3            cipcb

alias xfrm-type-2-50    esp4
alias xfrm-type-2-51    ah4
alias xfrm-type-2-108   ipcomp
alias xfrm-type-10-50   esp6
alias xfrm-type-10-51   ah6
alias xfrm-type-10-108  ipcomp6

# Crypto modules (see
alias loop-xfer-gen-0   loop_gen
alias loop-xfer-3       loop_fish2
alias loop-xfer-gen-10  loop_gen
alias cipher-2          des
alias cipher-3          fish2
alias cipher-4          blowfish
alias cipher-6          idea
alias cipher-7          serp6f
alias cipher-8          mars6
alias cipher-11         rc62
alias cipher-15         dfc2
alias cipher-16         rijndael
alias cipher-17         rc5

# IDE modules changed names in 2.4.22
if KERNEL_VER >= 2.4.22
   alias ide-mod ide-core
   alias ide-probe-mod ide-detect

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/aliases

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/bluez
# BlueZ modules
alias net-pf-31 bluez
alias bt-proto-0 l2cap
alias bt-proto-2 sco
alias bt-proto-3 rfcomm
alias bt-proto-4 bnep
alias bt-proto-5 cmtp
alias bt-proto-6 hidp
alias tty-ldisc-15 hci_uart
alias char-major-10-250 hci_vhci

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/bluez

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/i2c
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/i2c

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/paths
# This file contains a list of paths that modprobe should scan,
# beside the ones that are compiled into the modutils tools
# themselves.

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/paths

### update-modules: start processing /etc/modutils/arch/i386
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias char-major-10-144 nvram
alias binfmt-0064 binfmt_aout
alias char-major-10-135 rtc

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/arch/i386
shiva:~# uname -r
tail of blacklist file:
shiva:~# tail /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
blacklist w83977f_wdt
blacklist wafer5823wdt
blacklist wdt285
blacklist wdt977
blacklist wdt
blacklist wdt_pci
#module below does not work with Broadcom 4318 wireless cards
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist b43
blacklist ssb
Old 03-04-2008, 07:40 AM   #17
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Add the alias then at the end of the modules.conf file then, for example;
#### support for ndiswrapper added by <insert your name here>

alias wlan0 ndiswapper

### update-modules: end processing /etc/modutils/arch/i386
Old 03-04-2008, 03:25 PM   #18
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Not sure if the modprobe.d/blacklist will work if using modules.conf file. But as Lenard mentions place the alias in your /etc/modules.conf.

Now I believe your distro should recognize /etc/modprobe.conf file. If you wish to experiment rename your modules.conf to modprobe.conf. Reboot. If it does not load as needed then make sure you can at least either get back in as runlevel 1 single user or from a boot cd so as to rename the file back. But should boot even if it can't find either file.

Old 03-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #19
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I haven't read the whole thread, but I've just come across a piece of information about quite a recent kernel (>= 2.6.24) which includes:

b43 and b43legacy Broadcom drivers which replace the older bcm43xx driver. bcm43xx is now deprecated and will be removed in future kernel releases.

just thought you might want to recompile the kernel.

Last edited by sycamorex; 03-04-2008 at 04:45 PM.
Old 03-05-2008, 04:46 PM   #20
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I've added alias in modules.conf but same thing happens.. I'll try renaming it to modprobe tomorow because now I'm doing this over remote desktop :|


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