[realtek] /etc/modules.conf

Kenneth J. Hendrickson khendric@BluTie_linux.MLB.ESID.NorthGrum.com
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 15:26:41 -0400

On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 09:11:31PM +0200, Juan Fco Rodriguez Hervella wrote:
> I have in /etc/modules.conf:
> alias eth0 rtl8139
> alias eth1 rtl8139
> alias eth2 rtl8139
> And all is OK with 2.2, but when I reboot with 2.4,
> the kernel dont load the 8139too.o module.
> I suppose that I have to modified the previous lines in
> /etc/modules.conf,
> but I does *not* want to have the same problem with kernel 2.2 if I set:
> alias eth0 8139too
> alias eth1 8139too
> alias eth2 8139too
> It is possible to combine the 2 modules so I can start both kernels 
> automatically ???

Yes.  You need the "path[net]=PATH" option for /etc/modules.conF
The reason is that there is a different directory structure for the
loadable kernel modules (device drivers) in Linux 2.4.

I can't tell you exactly how to structure your path statement, because
I don't have access to my systems at home (where I do just this) right
now.  However, if you study the man page for modules.conf(5), and look
at the structure of /lib/modules/`uname -r` for both versions of the
Linux kernel, you'll be able to figure it out.

If you were running Debian, you wouldn't need to do this, because Debian
has upgraded versions of depmod(8) and modprobe(8).

Hope this helps ...

Ken Hendrickson
Northrop Grumman