Bug 138582 - cyclades module does not autoload after compilation
cyclades module does not autoload after compilation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: module-init-tools (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2004-11-09 18:56 EST by Tristan Gulyas
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-25 14:39:26 EST
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2004-11-10 00:39 EST, Tristan Gulyas
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Description Tristan Gulyas 2004-11-09 18:56:30 EST
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Description of problem:

I have installed the kernel src package and recompiled the kernel with
the addition of the cyclades multi-port serial card module.  After
installing the kernel and rebooting with the new kernel, the cyclades
card isn't automatically detected and no device nodes are present in
/dev. If I modprobe the module manually ("modprobe cyclades"), the
module loads successfully and the device nodes appear (/dev/ttyC0,
ttyC1 etc).  Kudzu is silent about the device's presence (removing it
or adding it doesn't prompt a hardware change dialog on bootup).

I have used the lines supplied in modprobe.conf.dist relating to the
cyclades device and added them to modprobe.conf as follows:

alias char-major-19-* cyclades
alias char-major-20-* cyclades

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install kernel source
2. Recompile kernel with selecting the cyclades module under Device
Drivers/Character Devices (I did a menuconfig on mine)
3. make modules ; make modules_install ; make install ; reboot
4. Select new kernel from grub menu (was 2.6.9-prep on my system)
5. boot system.  

Actual Results:  

lsmod doesn't show the cyclades card in the system. No device nodes
appear in /dev.

Expected Results:  
Module should have loaded automatically (I would have expected kudzu
to pick up the device, too).

Additional info:

Would have liked the module to be included like our redhat machines.
This was filed as a bug report in June against FC2 at
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=125884 by another

This is a fresh install of FC3.  This problem was also present in
FC3-test3 but not present in FC1.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-09 22:50:12 EST
How does one determine the presence of the cyclades card?
Comment 2 Tristan Gulyas 2004-11-09 23:32:17 EST
ALrighty.  Had more of a play.  Kudzu DOES seem to pick up the 
cyclades just fine, but that's about it.  modprobing manually works.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-10 00:20:38 EST
Can you attach your hwconf file?
Comment 4 Tristan Gulyas 2004-11-10 00:39:53 EST
Created attachment 106388 [details]
hwconf from machine in question

Interestingly enough, the same problem (chicken/egg) with the lucent winmodem
in this machine has also surfaced.  Only solution is to load the module
manually, just like the cyclades.. is udev getting in the way perhaps?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-25 14:39:26 EST
Without the cyclades driver claiming the PCI id of the modem, there's
no way for it to autoload.

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