Adding modules to Fedora's kernel package

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue Jan 30 22:26:56 UTC 2007

Dave Jones (davej at said: 
> Nnngh.. This driver doesn't have export anything useful like PCI IDs to
> make autoloading easy.  Its init routine does checking of DMI tables
> to make it only load on specific laptops.  (Which is actually quite
> sensible).
> Short of adding a script to call dmidecode to modprobe if necessary,
> I can't think of a clean way of doing this.
> Perhaps just making it built-in instead of modular is the best option,
> at least for now in FC6 and previous.

Can't we add modaliases for DMI data, and have the kernel export that?


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