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Old 01-29-2003, 10:06 PM   #1
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Slackware init process....

Hey all:

I am running Slackware-Current. When I was running Slackware 8.1 I had to add the line:

/sbin/modprobe i810_audio

to rc.modules to get my sound card working. In Slackware current I never had to do this, somehow it is automatically begin detected, and the correct module (i810_audio) is loaded.

So I searched through all the files in /etc/rc.d and I can't figure out how/where this is happening.

Is there some sort of automatic probing taking place? I don't see /sbin/modprobe i810_audio in ANY of the config files.

The reason I ask is that another module (i810_rng) is being loaded but fails at boot, and while not harmful, it is annoyig to see all the error messages. I'm guessing there's some sort of module dependency thing going on which says if you've got i810
_audio, try and load i810_rng (random number generator?).

Any tips would be appreciated.

Old 01-30-2003, 12:27 PM   #2
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Mine did the same thing. It's controlled by hotplug. There is a /etc/hotplug/blacklist file that you can add the module to, and it won't try to load it. Hotplug is nice!
Old 01-30-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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Or maybe it's just the kernel module loader. It automatically loads modules when the an attempt is made to access the device. If the appropriate module is present for that device, then the module is loaded. I thinks it's controlled by /etc/modules.conf


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