|Gary Coulbourne on 17 Dec 2005 18:02:32 -0000|
To make a long story short after trying to figure out why I ended up
It depends, really. I've never trusted automatic configuration, and usually just build the kernel with the devices I have built-in. However, each distribution has its own way of handling it. Most current distributions use hotplug/coldplug for autoloading, though -- where particular devices in the /dev directory can be associated with automatically loadable modules, and that sort of thing. I'm still not fully converted in my thinking from devfs, and so I don't remember all of the udev syntax, but I believe there's a way to set it up to use that.
I did a little looking around on what SUSE uses. /etc/sysconfig/ kernel is for those modules required for booting. Some people on the mailing lists recommended putting modprobe commands in /etc/ init.d/boot.local, appending them, like: echo "/usr/sbin/modprobe sndcardmodule" >> /etc/init.d/boot.local
I suspect hotplug is the "right" way to do it, but I'm not really up to speed on the configuration or if SUSE is using it. Here's a page on it: http://lwn.net/Articles/123932/
And Here's a page on SUSE's booting:
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