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Bug 2258 - There is no default conf.modules
Summary: There is no default conf.modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-19 00:54 UTC by Marc MERLIN
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 1999-08-18 21:22:15 UTC

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Description Marc MERLIN 1999-04-19 00:54:08 UTC
I really believe you guys should provide some default
This is especially true for 2.2 kernels and modules like
af_packet, which definitely don't load by themselves.

Here is part of my file (which could definitely be improved

# Note that modprobe has some default aliases built in
("modprobe -c").
# The built-in aliases will be overridden by any definitions
in this file.

alias block-major-11 sr_mod
alias char-major-9 st
alias ppp0 ppp_deflate
alias ppp1 ppp_deflate
alias ppp2 ppp_deflate
alias ppp3 ppp_deflate
#alias ppp-compress-1  off	# Predictor-1, not yet supported
alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
#alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
alias tunl0 new_tunnel
alias tunl1 new_tunnel
alias tunl2 new_tunnel
alias tunl3 new_tunnel
alias dummy0 dummy
alias dummy1 dummy
alias dummy2 dummy
alias dummy3 dummy
alias char-major-6 lp
alias binfmt-332 iBCS
alias block-major-7 loop
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias net-pf-17 af_packet
alias net-pf-3 off      # no ax25 module available (yet)
alias net-pf-4 ipx
alias net-pf-5 appletalk

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-19 15:09:59 UTC
the installer writes some default entries if you do a base
install. (alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc, for example).

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-05-18 20:36:59 UTC
Thank you for the suggestion. It is being forwarded to a developer for
further review.

Comment 3 Adam Spiers 1999-07-05 12:46:59 UTC
The ppp-compress aliases seem to be necessary for avoiding

  can't locate module ppp-compress-2[146]

syslog errors.

Comment 4 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 07:30:59 UTC
assigned to notting

Comment 5 ruff 1999-08-06 01:56:59 UTC
If a ppp peer has compression capabilities, pppd will negotiate with
the peer for compression if the kernel can provide compression in the
ppp driver.  Adding the following to /etc/modules.conf will result in
better ppp performace (if supported on the peer side).

alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate


Chris Ruffin

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-18 21:22:59 UTC
we're looking at adding more default entries in the future.

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