Bug 5241 - kerneld configuration and /etc/conf.modules
Summary: kerneld configuration and /etc/conf.modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel
Version: 5.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-20 11:27 UTC by hartleys
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-16 13:52:41 UTC

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Description hartleys 1999-09-20 11:27:36 UTC
About a year ago, I installed Red Hat 5.1 on my generic
IDE disk-based PC without problem.  It did not have a
card at the time.  A few days ago I added a NE2000
network card set to a free IRQ, 5, and a free IO address
range, 0x300--0x31f.  The card works fine under Windows 95
(I hate mentioning that but it is critical information).
  I followed exactly the directions on page 132 of the Red
Hat 5.1 manual on kerneld configuration, entering eth0, ne,
io=0x300, and irq=5 into the dialog boxes.  My understanding
is that clicking on `kerneld restart' is supposed to enter
information into the file /etc/conf.modules, but it did not.
The file was unchanged and still zero length.  I was logged
in as root during all this.
  By reading and reading the modprobe man page, I stumbled
upon manually editing the following into /etc/conf.modules

  alias eth0 ne
  options eth0 io=0x300 irq=5

Now the card works fine.
  Do you know why the kerneld configuration tool does
not seem to work?

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