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Automatically loading modules

Posted on 1999-07-23
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have a parallel port Zip 250 drive and I would like to automate the loading of the imm module when I issue the mount /mnt/zip command.  I know I have to use kmod, but my question is how does the kernel know that it has to load the imm module - do I have to make any entries in /etc/conf.modules?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:lewin
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ID: 1635692
yes you need to put it in conf.modules

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subhro earned 100 total points
ID: 1635693
something like "alias <device name> <module name>" ... in conf.modules ???? try.. it ...

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ID: 1635694
You call that an answer?  I already realised that I probably needed to use an alias in conf.modules but it is not documented anywhere what exactly this alias should look like.  Anyway I've sorted it out now.

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