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Loading Modules in SuSE 9.1 vs 8.2
  • From: Terry Eck <terry_eck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 14:34:24 -0500
  • Message-id: <40BB88C0.3070507@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In trying to track down why I cannot get sound to play with kdetv
under SuSE 9.1 I was checking the data in /etc/modules.conf on 8.2
and noticed that /etc/modules.conf in 9.1 is empty and there is
another file which appears to replace it (modprob.conf). Instead of
using "on" and "off" as in modules.conf, modprob.conf appears to use
/bin/true. Example:

modules.conf: alias block-major-48 off
modprobe.conf: alias block-major-49 /bin/true

and later:

modules.conf: alias char-major-116 snd
modprobe.conf: install char-major-116 /bin/true

char-major-116 are the /dev/audio files.

Right above the "install char-major-116 /bin/true" there is this line:
"#remove this if sound is configured"

I wonder if the line for char-major-116 is causing the problem?

I am getting sound from the system (frozen-bubble works) and I can
cat a au file to /dev/audio and it works (cat >/dev/audio).

I just cannot get kdetv to run with sound.

Can anyone tell me how the new modprob.conf functions? I would think
that /bin/true would be similar to "on".

SuSE Linux 8.2 (i586) ---- 2.4.20-4GB-athlon --- Mon 05/31/04 13:55
1:55pm up 17:04, 5 users, load average: 0.60, 0.36, 0.29

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