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Old 07-25-2005, 02:20 PM   #1
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Loading modules for tape drive on boot-up

I'm a relative newbie, let loose on Fedora core 4. For my tape drive to work properly, I need the SG module to be loaded, and the module ST to NOT be loaded. Currently I find that ST is automatically being loaded on boot-up and I would like to prevent this. Does anyone know which file I need to change to prevent the ST module from being loaded?

Having a fairly clean Fedora 4 install, I don't have a /etc/rc.modules file or any *.module files in /etc/sysconfig/modules.

I have tried to understand the rc.sysinit script but it goes over my head!

Thanks for any suggestions.
Old 07-25-2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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"Does anyone know which file I need to change to prevent the ST module from being loaded?"

I think that FC4 does this in /etc/modprobe.conf. If that is true then you can both remove the ST module load and add the SG module load in /etc/modprobe.conf.

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Old 07-25-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Steve.

I looked at my modprobe.conf file, but all it contains is:

alias eth0 8139too
alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx
alias snd-card-0 snd-fm801
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-fm801 index=0
remove snd-fm801 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-fm801
alias usb-controller uhci-hcd

I can't see any reference to the ST module being loaded here. Any other ideas?




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