fubared modprobe.conf

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Sep 23 16:22:10 UTC 2004

On Thursday 23 September 2004 04:57, Pavel R wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>>I just made the usb driver for the prolific pl2303 serial-usb
>>interface a module, and I added the line:
>>alias char-major-188 pl2303
>>and rebooted.  But I still had to modprobe it in by hand after the
>>Whats the usual syntax for that in modprobe.conf?
>Try to  line alias char-major-188-* pl12303. Sometimes kernel refers
> to module by specifying major and minor device number -
>char-major-xx-minor-yy. You can also look /var/log/messages and see
> what module kernel fails to load.
Duh!  Thanks, I didn't note that the '-*' convention was used 
elsewhere in that same file.  Sometimes I think I need a cluebat 
application :-)

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