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MODCONF

MODCONF

Section: Debian Module Support (8) Updated: 10 March 1998
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NAME

modconf - a module configuration utility  

SYNOPSIS

modconf [--source [floppy|mounted]] [--target destination] [--libdir path] [--restrict-section section]* [--exclude-section section]* [--load-before module]* [--load-only module]* [--load-after module]*
 

DESCRIPTION

modconf is a script for installing kernel modules on Linux. It can be used interactively (GUI mode) or from the command-line (batch mode).  

OPTIONS

The options marked with a "*" below are applied only to one module. If you want to apply them to more than one module then repeat the option in the command line.
--source floppy|mounted
Indicates where the modules are to be obtained from. floppy is used when installing Linux. mounted is used on already installed Linux systems. This is the default.
--target directory
specifies where the etc/modules and etc/modules.conf are to be found on the system (default: / ). Do not include a trailing "/" after the directory name.
--libdir path
Indicates where the eval and descr.gz files are to be found on the system (default: /usr/share/modconf). Do not include a trailing "/" after the directory name.
--restrict-section section*
restricts modconf to only work with the specified section of /lib/modules
--exclude-section section*
force modconf to not work with the specified section of /lib/modules

Available sections at the time of this writing are: block cdrom fs ipv4 ipv6 misc net scsi (there may be others if you have installed packages with special modules, like pcmcia-modules).

--load-before module*
indicates a module that will be inserted before any others.
--load-only module*
specifies a module to be inserted after all those indicated with the --load-before option. Disables interactive mode.
--load-after module*
specifies a module to be inserted after all those indicated with the --load-before option.
This option is overridden by the previous one.
 

EXAMPLES

Examples below are untested

modconf --load-only plip --load-before ip_masq_ftp --load-only appletalk
Inserts modules "ip_masq_ftp", "plip" and "appletalk", in that order, and
does not run the interactive program.
 

AUTHOR

modconf originally was written by Bruce Perens <bruce@pixar.com>.
Major changes were done by Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>.
More changes were done by Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es>.
And more by Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
This manpage was written by Antonio Vieiro Varela <antonio@faraday.usc.es>.  

BUGS

None known.  

SEE ALSO

insmod(1), modprobe(1), depmod(1), lsmod(1), rmmod(1), modules(2), kerneld(8).


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
BUGS
SEE ALSO

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