[Nelug] modprobe versus modules.conf

Dougie Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Sun Mar 13 10:36:50 UTC 2005

Andrew Hatch wrote:

>I naively thought I could then just add the line
>	alias eth0 8139too
>to /etc/modules.conf and the device should start automagically.
>Unfortunately it doesn't.  Does anybody have a gem of wisdom they could
>share with me on this?
Probably not much help but I tend whenever possible to avoid modules. 
For something as fundamental as networking I can't think of a situation 
where I'd not need it. It might be worthwhile compiling it directly into 
the kernel?


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