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Old 10-03-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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configuring the modules for gentoo linux

I am installing gentoo linux on my powerbook. Presently, i am at the stage: configuring the modules. the instructions say that i should list the modules i want automatically loaded in /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6. how should i edit this file?

Old 10-03-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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with nano !! vim ... And u simply insert the module name in the file! I believe it even has commented examples and explanations.Don't give up on gentoo this easy. It is a really good if not the distribution ( subjective statement :-) ) .
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i won't give up on it. how exactly should this file read? opening it and editing it with nano is no problem. i don't know what to put in it. please help.

Old 10-03-2004, 07:42 PM   #4
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the gentoo manual says to view all available modules before editing the file using the following:
find /lib/modules/<kernel version>/ -type f -iname '*.o' -or -iname '*.ko'
i have done this but there is more than a screenful of information displayed and as far as i know i am unable to see it all. even if i was able to i wouldn't be sure what to put in.

thanks. going to take a movie break. been trying to get gentoo to work for three days. i have a 1ghz g4 tibook (right before they released the aluminum ones)
Old 10-03-2004, 07:59 PM   #5
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Most modules will get loaded anyway,that file is for a module that is not being loaded for some reason,at first I put modules like e100 nvidia esn-snd1371 ect ect and then they were already loaded so now I only put something in there that is not loaded,at the moment I don't have anything in there,after I do modules-update and then whatever the directions say like rc-update add alsasound boot they are getting loaded.
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