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Old 07-05-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
Cyb3rPr0
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How to load modules on demand (automatic loading)?


The new kernel (2.6.x) has a problem that has happened to several people. The problem consists of non automatic loading of modules. The only way to "load" the modules is put a call in /etc/rc.d scripts to run modprobe at system initialization, or manual load of modules.

The file /etc/modprobe.conf doesn't work for load on demand for modules. I test (and use) the script called "generate-modprobe.conf" (part of module-init-tools package) for converts my current modules setup (modules.conf on kernel 2.4.x) to modprobe.conf (kernel 2.6.x).

I upgrade all packages that kernel needs.

Somebody could make it work, with AUTOMATIC load of modules?.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 02:42 AM   #2
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Install discover or use modconf to add it
 
Old 07-06-2004, 10:21 PM   #3
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Install discover or use modconf to add it
Thanks!

I will test this Debian script for load modules (modconf).

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Old 07-07-2004, 09:25 PM   #4
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If you still cannot get this to work for some modules then I think the standard for most distros would be to have a file named rc.modules with the modprobe commands in it.
 
Old 07-07-2004, 11:07 PM   #5
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If you still cannot get this to work for some modules then I think the standard for most distros would be to have a file named rc.modules with the modprobe commands in it.
Yes, I think this would be happen.

But perhaps another solution exists:

I found that Fedora Core 2 (kernel 2.6.5) and another new distributions (as Mandrake 10 or others) so that the modules are loaded by demand without loading them in the beginning with script (like rc.modules or another init-runlevel script).
There is an appz that's called "modconf" that it seems that it makes these work (load modules on demand). Debian has this script. And this script can interact (apparently) with kerneld daemon and both scripts maybe would have the work for us.

I would test it.

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