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Old 01-31-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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module.conf entry not loading


I have recently installed a new tape library into my RedHat 9.0 ( 2.4.20-8smp kernel) box and am having a problem getting it to work after a reboot. I am using an AHA-2944vw SCSI card.

If I run lsmod, my aic7xxx driver isn't listed at all.
I run modprobe aic7xxx and the aic7xxx device loads which then updates the /proc/scsi/scsi file with the TL800 and the TZ89 (library and drive).
My tape drive becomes useable then.

My /etc/modules.conf file is as follows:

alias eth0 e100
alias eth1 e100
alias scsi_hostadapter cpqarray
alias scsi_hostadapter1 aic7xxx

I was wodnering why the aic7xxx driver isn't loading at boot or when I make my first query to the drives?

Sorry if this is repeat question, i couldn't find the answer when I did a search.


Old 01-31-2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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Do you have a modules.autoload file or a modules.autoload.d directory in /etc? If you just have the file you need to put the driver in the file, if you have the directory you need to put the driver in the file corresponding to the kernel version you use.
Old 02-01-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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Unfortunatly no

Hi Jtshaw

sorry, i don't have either of those files.

The system was built by a 3rd party and I am currently picking up the support of it. They are running 4 vmware boxes on this thing and havn't had a backup since it was built.

I am only new to the machine myself, but couldn't find either of those two in the /etc directory.


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