Bug 31921 - Exploring and fixing /etc/modules.conf
Summary: Exploring and fixing /etc/modules.conf
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 26860
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-16 00:28 UTC by wjwarner
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-16 00:28:56 UTC
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Description wjwarner 2001-03-16 00:28:52 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-0.1.25wjw i586)

I have Wolverine, up2date asof today with latest kernel ...25 recompiled so
my ps/2 mouse works.  Based on error lines in /var/log/messages I hand
tweaked /etc.modules.conf to get sound and printing to work    

Reproducible: Didn't try

Despite the tedium I could re-install from my Wolverine CD and re-apply
all  up2date rpms if  really needed -- I hesitate to badger but I think you 
otter go for a third order of mustelidae<grin>

sndconfig fails with errors as follows
 modprobe error
 The following error occurred running the modprobe program:
 init_module: No such device
 /lib/modules/2.4.2-0.1.25/kernel/drivers/sound/opl3.o: insmod
 /lib/modules/2.4.2-0.1.25/kernel/drivers/sound/opl3.o failed
 /lib/modules/2.4.2-0.1.25/kernel/drivers/sound/opl3.o: insmod
 synth0 failed
I have an ESS1868 sound card which actually works with
hand tweaked /etc/modules.conf as follows
alias eth0 3c59x
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7 dma=none
alias char-major-180 lp
alias sound-slot-0 sb
options sb io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1 mpu_io=0x330
options sound dmabuf=1
alias sound-slot-1 opl3
options opl3 io=0x388
alias sound-service-1-0 uart401
I hacked the above together by guessing which modules went
with things like "sound-slot-1" by noticing what caused 
error lines like this in ..../messages:
Mar 15 18:35:16 user1-hos modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module synth0
by the way sndconfig triggers the above line 
the sb module for the soundcard reports in ../messages as follows during
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: Soundblaster audio driver Copyright (C)
by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: sb: ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: sb: ISAPnP reports 'ESS ES1868 Plug and
Play AudioDrive' at i/o 0x220, irq 5, dma 1, 3
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: SB 3.01 detected OK (220)
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: ESS chip ES1868 detected
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: <ESS ES1868 AudioDrive (rev 11) (3.01)>
at 0x220 irq 5 dma 1,3
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: sb: ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: sb: Failed to initialize ESS ES1868 Plug
and Play AudioDrive
Mar 15 17:29:53 user1-hos kernel: sb: 1 Soundblaster PnP card(s) found.
note the claimed use of dma 1 and 3, although only dma=1 was in the sb
This use of dma 3 conflicted with the parport which also claimed dma 3 as 
installed --hence the parport option dma=none added per above

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-03-16 01:03:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 26860 ***

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