Bug 14742 - IPX modules not loaded
IPX modules not loaded
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-27 14:34 EDT by Yan Fitterer
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-27 14:34:02 EDT
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Description Yan Fitterer 2000-07-27 14:34:01 EDT
When modules ipx and ncpfs are not compiled in the kernel, they need
to be loaded during the init scripts.

The network init script (/etc/rc.d/init.d/network) is attempting to do
things with ipx, and fails due to the modules not being loaded.

For info, here are the lines I've added in my /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit - I'm
sure this is the "wrong" way of doing it, but it does the job for me... ;)

# Load Netware modules if required
alias=`egrep -s "^alias[[:space:]]+nw_net[[:space:]]+" /etc/conf.modules |
awk '{print $3}'`
if [ -n $alias -a $alias != "off" ] ; then
   action "Loading $alias module" modprobe $alias
alias=`egrep -s "^alias[[:space:]]+nw_fs[[:space:]]+" /etc/conf.modules |
awk '{print $3}'`
if [ -n $alias -a $alias != "off" ] ; then
   action "Loading $alias module" modprobe $alias

Of course I have added the following two lines to /etc/conf.modules:
alias nw_net ipx
alias nw_fs ncpfs

Hope I haven't made a fool of myself... :(
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-27 15:05:01 EDT
You need to just add:

alias net-pf-4 ipx

to /etc/conf.modules and it will get loaded automatically.

This is fixed in the modutils currently in rawhide.

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