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Description of problem:
rc.sysinit runs kmodule and and attempts to load modules for all hardware in the system.
The problem is that at that point, no filesystems from /etc/fstab are mounted, specifically /usr.
kmodule needs files in /usr/share/hwdata, which are not visible yet.
So kmodule does not detect almost any devices (since it can't read any hardware data descriptions).
module insertion should either be moved after /usr is mounted, or devices should be re-scanned after mounting /usr or something to this effect.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a system where /usr is on a separate partition or drive
2. Have some hardware that kmodule needs definitions for - usually PCI cards - a SoundBlaster Live! in my case.
Actual Results: The module for the PCI device in question (SBLive in my case - snd-emu10k1) is not loaded until I load it manually.
Expected Results: Module should be loaded automatically.
See bug 150123. It's fixed in 1.1.110-1.