Skype and Linux

Matej Cepl mcepl at
Wed Jun 27 20:02:18 UTC 2007

On 2007-06-27, 19:36 GMT, Nigel Henry wrote:
> The Skype folks were giving you file references for the Debian 
> OS. In Debian, /etc/modprobe.d has a bunch of files. Alsa-base 
> is the one they were referencing, but I normally put any 
> changes I want to make in another file, which as default is 
> empty, and named "sound".
> Back to Fedora: The file that is used for all this stuff in Fedora 
> is /etc/modprobe.conf.

This is not correct -- take a look at modprobe(8) and 
modprobe.conf(5), Fedora has exactly the same configuration as 
Debian (I know, I used both).  I have here all my files in 
/etc/modprobe.d and everything works like a charm. The only 
caveat is (both at Debian and here) that when there is 
/etc/modprobe.conf modprobe takes configuration from there, and 
only if it isn't present it goes to individual files in 
/etc/modprobe.d. Remove your /etc/modprobe.conf (of course, 
compare its content with the content of /etc/modprobe.d files 
first) and files in /etc/modprobe.d will be taken into 


Matěj Cepl

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