Commit 970e2486 authored by Lucas De Marchi's avatar Lucas De Marchi Committed by Linus Torvalds

Documentation: remove references to /etc/modprobe.conf

Usage of /etc/modprobe.conf file was deprecated by module-init-tools and
is no longer parsed by new kmod tool. References to this file are
replaced in Documentation, comments and Kconfig according to the
context.

There are also some references to the old /etc/modules.conf from 2.4
kernels that are being removed.
Signed-off-by: default avatarLucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>
Acked-by: Takashi Iwai's avatarTakashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
Acked-by: default avatarMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
parent 09601523
......@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ CREATING DEVICE NODES
sh Documentation/aoe/mkshelf.sh /dev/etherd 0
There is also an autoload script that shows how to edit
/etc/modprobe.conf to ensure that the aoe module is loaded when
/etc/modprobe.d/aoe.conf to ensure that the aoe module is loaded when
necessary.
USING DEVICE NODES
......
#!/bin/sh
# set aoe to autoload by installing the
# aliases in /etc/modprobe.conf
# aliases in /etc/modprobe.d/
f=/etc/modprobe.conf
f=/etc/modprobe.d/aoe.conf
if test ! -r $f || test ! -w $f; then
echo "cannot configure $f for module autoloading" 1>&2
......
......@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ you can put:
options floppy omnibook messages
in /etc/modprobe.conf.
in a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/.
The floppy driver related options are:
......
......@@ -211,7 +211,7 @@ Using the same setup as described above, load the module like this:
modprobe i810fb vram=2 xres=1024 bpp=8 hsync1=30 hsync2=55 vsync1=50 \
vsync2=85 accel=1 mtrr=1
Or just add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
Or just add the following to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/
options i810fb vram=2 xres=1024 bpp=16 hsync1=30 hsync2=55 vsync1=50 \
vsync2=85 accel=1 mtrr=1
......
......@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ Using the same setup as described above, load the module like this:
modprobe intelfb mode=800x600-32@75 vram=8 accel=1 hwcursor=1
Or just add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
Or just add the following to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/
options intelfb mode=800x600-32@75 vram=8 accel=1 hwcursor=1
......
......@@ -28,5 +28,5 @@ If the scx200_acb driver is built into the kernel, add the following
parameter to your boot command line:
scx200_acb.base=0x810,0x820
If the scx200_acb driver is built as a module, add the following line to
the file /etc/modprobe.conf instead:
a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ instead:
options scx200_acb base=0x810,0x820
......@@ -169,7 +169,7 @@ When using ide.c as a module in combination with kmod, add:
alias block-major-3 ide-probe
to /etc/modprobe.conf.
to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/.
When ide.c is used as a module, you can pass command line parameters to the
driver using the "options=" keyword to insmod, while replacing any ',' with
......
......@@ -97,8 +97,7 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
2.5.): 1=on (default), 0=off
Depending on your distribution you may want to create a separate module
configuration file /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset for these, or add them to a
custom file like /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
configuration file like /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf for these.
2.2. Device nodes for user space programs
------------------------------------
......@@ -212,8 +211,8 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
options ppp_async flag_time=0
to an appropriate module configuration file, like /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset
or /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
to an appropriate module configuration file, like
/etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf.
Unimodem mode is needed for making some devices [e.g. SX100] work which
do not support the regular Gigaset command set. If debug output (see
......@@ -237,8 +236,8 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
modprobe usb_gigaset startmode=0
or by adding a line like
options usb_gigaset startmode=0
to an appropriate module configuration file, like /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset
or /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
to an appropriate module configuration file, like
/etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf
2.6. Call-ID (CID) mode
------------------
......@@ -310,7 +309,7 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
options isdn dialtimeout=15
to /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset, /etc/modprobe.conf.local or a similar file.
to /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf or a similar file.
Problem:
The isdnlog program emits error messages or just doesn't work.
......@@ -350,8 +349,7 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
The initial value can be set using the debug parameter when loading the
module "gigaset", e.g. by adding a line
options gigaset debug=0
to your module configuration file, eg. /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset or
/etc/modprobe.conf.local.
to your module configuration file, eg. /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf
Generated debugging information can be found
- as output of the command
......
......@@ -110,7 +110,7 @@ Module use:
-----------
In order to automatically load the sonypi module on use, you can put those
lines in your /etc/modprobe.conf file:
lines a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/:
alias char-major-10-250 sonypi
options sonypi minor=250
......
......@@ -38,10 +38,10 @@ if [ ! -e /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register ]; then
/sbin/modprobe binfmt_misc
# Some distributions, like Fedora Core, perform
# the following command automatically when the
# binfmt_misc module is loaded into the kernel.
# binfmt_misc module is loaded into the kernel
# or during normal boot up (systemd-based systems).
# Thus, it is possible that the following line
# is not needed at all. Look at /etc/modprobe.conf
# to check whether this is applicable or not.
# is not needed at all.
mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
fi
......
......@@ -93,7 +93,7 @@ Every time a driver is inserted into the kernel, it has to know which
modems it should access at which ports. This can be done with the setbaycom
utility. If you are only using one modem, you can also configure the
driver from the insmod command line (or by means of an option line in
/etc/modprobe.conf).
/etc/modprobe.d/*.conf).
Examples:
modprobe baycom_ser_fdx mode="ser12*" iobase=0x3f8 irq=4
......
......@@ -173,9 +173,8 @@ bonding module at load time, or are specified via sysfs.
Module options may be given as command line arguments to the
insmod or modprobe command, but are usually specified in either the
/etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file, or in a
distro-specific configuration file (some of which are detailed in the next
section).
/etc/modrobe.d/*.conf configuration files, or in a distro-specific
configuration file (some of which are detailed in the next section).
Details on bonding support for sysfs is provided in the
"Configuring Bonding Manually via Sysfs" section, below.
......@@ -1021,7 +1020,7 @@ ifcfg-bondX files.
Because the sysconfig scripts supply the bonding module
options in the ifcfg-bondX file, it is not necessary to add them to
the system /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file.
the system /etc/modules.d/*.conf configuration files.
3.2 Configuration with Initscripts Support
------------------------------------------
......@@ -1098,15 +1097,13 @@ queried targets, e.g.,
arp_ip_target=+192.168.1.1 arp_ip_target=+192.168.1.2
is the proper syntax to specify multiple targets. When specifying
options via BONDING_OPTS, it is not necessary to edit /etc/modules.conf or
/etc/modprobe.conf.
options via BONDING_OPTS, it is not necessary to edit /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf.
For even older versions of initscripts that do not support
BONDING_OPTS, it is necessary to edit /etc/modules.conf (or
/etc/modprobe.conf, depending upon your distro) to load the bonding module
with your desired options when the bond0 interface is brought up. The
following lines in /etc/modules.conf (or modprobe.conf) will load the
bonding module, and select its options:
BONDING_OPTS, it is necessary to edit /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf, depending upon
your distro) to load the bonding module with your desired options when the
bond0 interface is brought up. The following lines in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
will load the bonding module, and select its options:
alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 mode=balance-alb miimon=100
......@@ -1152,7 +1149,7 @@ knowledge of bonding. One such distro is SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
version 8.
The general method for these systems is to place the bonding
module parameters into /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf (as
module parameters into a config file in /etc/modprobe.d/ (as
appropriate for the installed distro), then add modprobe and/or
ifenslave commands to the system's global init script. The name of
the global init script differs; for sysconfig, it is
......@@ -1228,7 +1225,7 @@ network initialization scripts.
specify a different name for each instance (the module loading system
requires that every loaded module, even multiple instances of the same
module, have a unique name). This is accomplished by supplying multiple
sets of bonding options in /etc/modprobe.conf, for example:
sets of bonding options in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf, for example:
alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 -o bond0 mode=balance-rr miimon=100
......@@ -1793,8 +1790,8 @@ route additions may cause trouble.
On systems with network configuration scripts that do not
associate physical devices directly with network interface names (so
that the same physical device always has the same "ethX" name), it may
be necessary to add some special logic to either /etc/modules.conf or
/etc/modprobe.conf (depending upon which is installed on the system).
be necessary to add some special logic to config files in
/etc/modprobe.d/.
For example, given a modules.conf containing the following:
......@@ -1821,20 +1818,16 @@ add above bonding e1000 tg3
bonding is loaded. This command is fully documented in the
modules.conf manual page.
On systems utilizing modprobe.conf (or modprobe.conf.local),
an equivalent problem can occur. In this case, the following can be
added to modprobe.conf (or modprobe.conf.local, as appropriate), as
follows (all on one line; it has been split here for clarity):
On systems utilizing modprobe an equivalent problem can occur.
In this case, the following can be added to config files in
/etc/modprobe.d/ as:
install bonding /sbin/modprobe tg3; /sbin/modprobe e1000;
/sbin/modprobe --ignore-install bonding
This will, when loading the bonding module, rather than
performing the normal action, instead execute the provided command.
This command loads the device drivers in the order needed, then calls
modprobe with --ignore-install to cause the normal action to then take
place. Full documentation on this can be found in the modprobe.conf
and modprobe manual pages.
This will load tg3 and e1000 modules before loading the bonding one.
Full documentation on this can be found in the modprobe.d and modprobe
manual pages.
8.3. Painfully Slow Or No Failed Link Detection By Miimon
---------------------------------------------------------
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......@@ -45,12 +45,13 @@ Now eth0 should active, you can test it by "ping" or get more information by
"ifconfig". If tested ok, continue the next step.
4. cp dl2k.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net
5. Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf:
5. Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/dl2k.conf:
alias eth0 dl2k
6. Run "netconfig" or "netconf" to create configuration script ifcfg-eth0
6. Run depmod to updated module indexes.
7. Run "netconfig" or "netconf" to create configuration script ifcfg-eth0
located at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or create it manually.
[see - Configuration Script Sample]
7. Driver will automatically load and configure at next boot time.
8. Driver will automatically load and configure at next boot time.
Compiling the Driver
====================
......@@ -154,8 +155,8 @@ Installing the Driver
-----------------
1. Copy dl2k.o to the network modules directory, typically
/lib/modules/2.x.x-xx/net or /lib/modules/2.x.x/kernel/drivers/net.
2. Locate the boot module configuration file, most commonly modprobe.conf
or modules.conf (for 2.4) in the /etc directory. Add the following lines:
2. Locate the boot module configuration file, most commonly in the
/etc/modprobe.d/ directory. Add the following lines:
alias ethx dl2k
options dl2k <optional parameters>
......
......@@ -94,8 +94,8 @@ Additional Configurations
Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is
distribution dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding
an alias line to /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf as well as editing
other system startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux
an alias line to /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf as well as editing other system
startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux
distributions ship with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the
proper way to configure a network device for your system, refer to your
distribution documentation. If during this process you are asked for the
......@@ -103,7 +103,7 @@ Additional Configurations
PRO/100 Family of Adapters is e100.
As an example, if you install the e100 driver for two PRO/100 adapters
(eth0 and eth1), add the following to modules.conf or modprobe.conf:
(eth0 and eth1), add the following to a configuraton file in /etc/modprobe.d/
alias eth0 e100
alias eth1 e100
......
......@@ -2,9 +2,9 @@
Options for the ipv6 module are supplied as parameters at load time.
Module options may be given as command line arguments to the insmod
or modprobe command, but are usually specified in either the
/etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file, or in a
distro-specific configuration file.
or modprobe command, but are usually specified in either
/etc/modules.d/*.conf configuration files, or in a distro-specific
configuration file.
The available ipv6 module parameters are listed below. If a parameter
is not specified the default value is used.
......
......@@ -274,9 +274,9 @@ Additional Configurations
-------------------------------------------------
Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is
distribution dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding
an alias line to /etc/modprobe.conf as well as editing other system startup
scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions ship
with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the proper way to
an alias line to files in /etc/modprobe.d/ as well as editing other system
startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions
ship with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the proper way to
configure a network device for your system, refer to your distribution
documentation. If during this process you are asked for the driver or module
name, the name for the Linux Base Driver for the Intel 10GbE Family of
......
......@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ the driver will try to determine them itself.
If you load the driver as a module, you can pass the parameters "io=",
"irq=", and "dma=" on the command line with insmod or modprobe, or add
them as options in /etc/modprobe.conf:
them as options in a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
alias lt0 ltpc # autoload the module when the interface is configured
options ltpc io=0x240 irq=9 dma=1
......
......@@ -67,8 +67,8 @@ Module parameters
=================
There are several parameters which may be provided to the driver when
its module is loaded. These are usually placed in /etc/modprobe.conf
(/etc/modules.conf in 2.4). Example:
its module is loaded. These are usually placed in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
configuretion files. Example:
options 3c59x debug=3 rx_copybreak=300
......@@ -425,7 +425,7 @@ steps you should take:
1) Increase the debug level. Usually this is done via:
a) modprobe driver debug=7
b) In /etc/modprobe.conf (or /etc/modules.conf for 2.4):
b) In /etc/modprobe.d/driver.conf:
options driver debug=7
2) Recreate the problem with the higher debug level,
......
......@@ -36,18 +36,17 @@ addresses should not be specified for supported PCI cards since they
are automatically detected.
KMod
----
modprobe
--------
If you use kmod, you will find it useful to edit /etc/modprobe.conf.
Here is an example of the lines that need to be added:
If you use modprobe , you will find it useful to add lines as below to a
configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:.
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto
KMod will then automatically load parport_pc (with the options
"io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto") whenever a parallel port device driver
(such as lp) is loaded.
modprobe will load parport_pc (with the options "io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto")
whenever a parallel port device driver (such as lp) is loaded.
Note that these are example lines only! You shouldn't in general need
to specify any options to parport_pc in order to be able to use a
......
......@@ -47,9 +47,9 @@ including the console 3270, changes subchannel identifier relative to
one another. ReIPL as soon as possible after running the configuration
script and the resulting /tmp/mkdev3270.
If you have chosen to make tub3270 a module, you add a line to
/etc/modprobe.conf. If you are working on a VM virtual machine, you
can use DEF GRAF to define virtual 3270 devices.
If you have chosen to make tub3270 a module, you add a line to a
configuration file under /etc/modprobe.d/. If you are working on a VM
virtual machine, you can use DEF GRAF to define virtual 3270 devices.
You may generate both 3270 and 3215 console support, or one or the
other, or neither. If you generate both, the console type under VM is
......@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ at boot time to a 3270 if it is a 3215.
In brief, these are the steps:
1. Install the tub3270 patch
2. (If a module) add a line to /etc/modprobe.conf
2. (If a module) add a line to a file in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
3. (If VM) define devices with DEF GRAF
4. Reboot
5. Configure
......@@ -84,13 +84,12 @@ Here are the installation steps in detail:
make modules_install
2. (Perform this step only if you have configured tub3270 as a
module.) Add a line to /etc/modprobe.conf to automatically
load the driver when it's needed. With this line added,
you will see login prompts appear on your 3270s as soon as
boot is complete (or with emulated 3270s, as soon as you dial
into your vm guest using the command "DIAL <vmguestname>").
Since the line-mode major number is 227, the line to add to
/etc/modprobe.conf should be:
module.) Add a line to a file /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf to automatically
load the driver when it's needed. With this line added, you will see
login prompts appear on your 3270s as soon as boot is complete (or
with emulated 3270s, as soon as you dial into your vm guest using the
command "DIAL <vmguestname>"). Since the line-mode major number is
227, the line to add should be:
alias char-major-227 tub3270
3. Define graphic devices to your vm guest machine, if you
......
......@@ -215,7 +215,7 @@ The following information is available in this file:
INCORRECTLY CAN RENDER YOUR SYSTEM INOPERABLE.
USE THEM WITH CAUTION.
Edit the file "modprobe.conf" in the directory /etc and add/edit a
Put a .conf file in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory and add/edit a
line containing 'options aic79xx aic79xx=[command[,command...]]' where
'command' is one or more of the following:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
......
......@@ -190,7 +190,7 @@ The following information is available in this file:
INCORRECTLY CAN RENDER YOUR SYSTEM INOPERABLE.
USE THEM WITH CAUTION.
Edit the file "modprobe.conf" in the directory /etc and add/edit a
Put a .conf file in the /etc/modprobe.d directory and add/edit a
line containing 'options aic7xxx aic7xxx=[command[,command...]]' where
'command' is one or more of the following:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
......
......@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ recognized.
If you want to have the module autoloaded on access to /dev/osst, you may
add something like
alias char-major-206 osst
to your /etc/modprobe.conf (before 2.6: modules.conf).
to a file under /etc/modprobe.d/ directory.
You may find it convenient to create a symbolic link
ln -s nosst0 /dev/tape
......
......@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ Hardware - If you have an ISA card, find a free interrupt and io port.
Note the hardware address from the Computone ISA cards installed into
the system. These are required for editing ip2.c or editing
/etc/modprobe.conf, or for specification on the modprobe
/etc/modprobe.d/*.conf, or for specification on the modprobe
command line.
Note that the /etc/modules.conf should be used for older (pre-2.6)
......@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ b) Run "make config" or "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig"
c) Set address on ISA cards then:
edit /usr/src/linux/drivers/char/ip2.c if needed
or
edit /etc/modprobe.conf if needed (module).
edit config file in /etc/modprobe.d/ if needed (module).
or both to match this setting.
d) Run "make modules"
e) Run "make modules_install"
......@@ -153,11 +153,11 @@ the irqs are not specified the driver uses the default in ip2.c (which
selects polled mode). If no base addresses are specified the defaults in
ip2.c are used. If you are autoloading the driver module with kerneld or
kmod the base addresses and interrupt number must also be set in ip2.c
and recompile or just insert and options line in /etc/modprobe.conf or both.
and recompile or just insert and options line in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf or both.
The options line is equivalent to the command line and takes precedence over
what is in ip2.c.
/etc/modprobe.conf sample:
config sample to put /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf:
options ip2 io=1,0x328 irq=1,10
alias char-major-71 ip2
alias char-major-72 ip2
......
......@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@ in the system log at /var/log/messages.
If installed as a module, the module must be loaded. This can be done
manually by entering "modprobe rocket". To have the module loaded automatically
upon system boot, edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file and add the line
upon system boot, edit a /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf file and add the line
"alias char-major-46 rocket".
In order to use the ports, their device names (nodes) must be created with mknod.
......
......@@ -139,8 +139,8 @@ secondary address 0x280 and IRQ 10.
You will probably want to enter this module load and configuration information
into your system startup scripts so that the drivers are loaded and configured
on each system boot. Typically the start up script would be something like
/etc/modprobe.conf.
on each system boot. Typically configuration files are put in the
/etc/modprobe.d/ directory.
2.2 STATIC DRIVER CONFIGURATION:
......
......@@ -2044,7 +2044,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
Install the necessary firmware files in alsa-firmware package.
When no hotplug fw loader is available, you need to load the
firmware via vxloader utility in alsa-tools package. To invoke
vxloader automatically, add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
vxloader automatically, add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
install snd-vx222 /sbin/modprobe --first-time -i snd-vx222 && /usr/bin/vxloader
......@@ -2168,10 +2168,10 @@ corresponds to the card index of ALSA. Usually, define this
as the same card module.
An example configuration for a single emu10k1 card is like below:
----- /etc/modprobe.conf
----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
----- /etc/modprobe.conf
----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
The available number of auto-loaded sound cards depends on the module
option "cards_limit" of snd module. As default it's set to 1.
......@@ -2184,7 +2184,7 @@ cards is kept consistent.
An example configuration for two sound cards is like below:
----- /etc/modprobe.conf
----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
# ALSA portion
options snd cards_limit=2
alias snd-card-0 snd-interwave
......@@ -2194,7 +2194,7 @@ options snd-ens1371 index=1
# OSS/Free portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-interwave
alias sound-slot-1 snd-ens1371
----- /etc/modprobe.conf
----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
In this example, the interwave card is always loaded as the first card
(index 0) and ens1371 as the second (index 1).
......
......@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ The parameter can be given:
# modprobe snd-usb-audio index=1 device_setup=0x09
* Or while configuring the modules options in your modules configuration file
- For Fedora distributions, edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file:
(tipically a .conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
alias snd-card-1 snd-usb-audio
options snd-usb-audio index=1 device_setup=0x09
......@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@ CAUTION when initializing the device
- first turn off the device
- de-register the snd-usb-audio module (modprobe -r)
- change the device_setup parameter by changing the device_setup
option in /etc/modprobe.conf
option in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
- turn on the device
* A workaround for this last issue has been applied to kernel 2.6.23, but it may not
be enough to ensure the 'stability' of the device initialization.
......
......@@ -76,9 +76,9 @@ FIRMWARE
when CONFIG_FW_LOADER is set. The mixartloader is necessary only
for older versions or when you build the driver into kernel.]
For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use
the post-install command. For example, add the following entry to
/etc/modprobe.conf for miXart driver:
For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use a
install command. For example, add the following entry to
/etc/modprobe.d/mixart.conf for miXart driver:
install snd-mixart /sbin/modprobe --first-time -i snd-mixart && \
/usr/bin/mixartloader
......
......@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ the card number and the minor unit number. Usually you don't have to
define these aliases by yourself.
Only necessary step for auto-loading of OSS modules is to define the
card alias in /etc/modprobe.conf, such as
card alias in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf, such as
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
......
......@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ mpu_base I/O base address for activate MPU-401 mode
(0x300, 0x310, 0x320 or 0x330)
mpu_irq MPU-401 irq line (5, 7, 9, 10 or 0)
The /etc/modprobe.conf will have lines like this:
A configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory will have lines like this:
options opl3 io=0x388
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=11 dma=3
......@@ -51,8 +51,8 @@ Where the aedsp16 options are the options for this driver while opl3 and
ad1848 are the corresponding options for the MSS and OPL3 modules.
Loading MSS and OPL3 needs to pre load the aedsp16 module to set up correctly
the sound card. Installation dependencies must be written in the modprobe.conf
file:
the sound card. Installation dependencies must be written in configuration
files under /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
install ad1848 /sbin/modprobe aedsp16 && /sbin/modprobe -i ad1848
install opl3 /sbin/modprobe aedsp16 && /sbin/modprobe -i opl3
......
......@@ -143,11 +143,10 @@ CONFIG_SOUND_MSS=m
Alma Chao <elysian@ethereal.torsion.org> suggests the following /etc/modprobe.conf:
Alma Chao <elysian@ethereal.torsion.org> suggests the following in
a /etc/modprobe.d/*conf file:
alias sound ad1848
alias synth0 opl3
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=7 dma=0 soundpro=1
options opl3 io=0x388
......@@ -167,8 +167,8 @@ in a file such as /root/soundon.sh.
MODPROBE:
=========
If loading via modprobe, these common files are automatically loaded
when requested by modprobe. For example, my /etc/modprobe.conf contains:
If loading via modprobe, these common files are automatically loaded when
requested by modprobe. For example, my /etc/modprobe.d/oss.conf contains:
alias sound sb
options sb io=0x240 irq=9 dma=3 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x300
......@@ -228,7 +228,7 @@ http://www.opensound.com. Before loading the commercial sound
driver, you should do the following:
1. remove sound modules (detailed above)
2. remove the sound modules from /etc/modprobe.conf
2. remove the sound modules from /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
3. move the sound modules from /lib/modules/<kernel>/misc
(for example, I make a /lib/modules/<kernel>/misc/tmp
directory and copy the sound module files to that
......@@ -265,7 +265,7 @@ twice, you need to do the following:
sb.o could be copied (or symlinked) to sb1.o for the
second SoundBlaster.
2. Make a second entry in /etc/modprobe.conf, for example,
2. Make a second entry in /etc/modprobe.d/*conf, for example,
sound1 or sb1. This second entry should refer to the
new module names for example sb1, and should include
the I/O, etc. for the second sound card.
......@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ There are several ways of configuring your sound:
2) On the command line when using insmod or in a bash script
using command line calls to load sound.
3) In /etc/modprobe.conf when using modprobe.
3) In /etc/modprobe.d/*conf when using modprobe.
4) Via Red Hat's GPL'd /usr/sbin/sndconfig program (text based).
......
......@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ force the card into a mode in which it can be programmed.
If you have another OS installed on your computer it is recommended
that Linux and the other OS use the same resources.
Also, it is recommended that resources specified in /etc/modprobe.conf
Also, it is recommended that resources specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
and resources specified in /etc/isapnp.conf agree.
Compiling the sound driver
......@@ -67,11 +67,7 @@ address is hard-coded into the driver.
Using kmod and autoloading the sound driver
-------------------------------------------
Comment: as of linux-2.1.90 kmod is replacing kerneld.
The config file '/etc/modprobe.conf' is used as before.
This is the sound part of my /etc/modprobe.conf file.
Following that I will explain each line.
Config files in '/etc/modprobe.d/' are used as below:
alias mixer0 mad16
alias audio0 mad16
......
......@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812
You can then get OPL3 functionality by issuing the command:
insmod opl3
In addition, you must either add the following line to
/etc/modprobe.conf:
/etc/modprobe.d/*.conf:
options opl3 io=0x388
or else add the following line to /etc/lilo.conf:
opl3=0x388
......@@ -158,5 +158,5 @@ following line would be appropriate:
append="pas2=0x388,10,3,-1,0,-1,-1,-1 opl3=0x388"
If sound is built totally modular, the above options may be
specified in /etc/modprobe.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
respectively.
......@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Note that it is no longer necessary or possible to configure sound in the