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Old 04-17-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
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how to modified the file /etc/modprobe.conf

I hava a problem ,if i add a hardware in OS(f8),i know the module of the hardware and OS had the module ,i wanna add the alias in the /etc/modprobe.conf, , but i don't know how to modified the /etc/modprobe.conf,eg:
alias eth0 e1000, i know the module nanme(e1000) ,but how to know the eth0 name , how do they match ?

Old 04-18-2008, 02:08 AM   #2
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I am not sure if I understood your question, but I will try to reply.

I understand that you are referring to a LAN interface hardware. Linux normally denotes such ports as eth0, eth1 and so on. If this is your first LAN interface than you may wish to start from eth0 as you wrote in your question.

I hope this helps.

Old 04-18-2008, 03:29 AM   #3
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It's explained in the man page:

man modprobe.conf
or visit one of the sites hosting such pages, like this:

Note that all distributions have such file; for example Debian seems to miss it.

EDIT: if you just want to load the module - like you load it with
modprobe e1000
but automatically, you don't need to alias it or anything.

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