Bug 71036 - kudzu needs to turn off floppy device driver if no fdc present
kudzu needs to turn off floppy device driver if no fdc present
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 67218 79579
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Reported: 2002-08-07 21:39 EDT by Preston Brown
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-02-11 17:02:39 EST
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Description Preston Brown 2002-08-07 21:39:41 EDT
Description of Problem:

On modern, legacy free systems, and on some laptops (like my Vaio), there isn't
a fdc.  However, we have hardcoded block-major-2 to the floppy module, which is
statically compiled into the kernel, in our modutils.  Every time modprobe gets
run (either automatically by the kernel or manually) you get an error

modprobe: can't locate module block-major-2

in /var/log/messages.  You get lots of them.  It is annoying.

kudzu should simply put

alias block-major-2 off

in /etc/modules.conf if no legacy floppy drives are detected.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-02-11 17:02:39 EST
block-major-2 defaulted to off in modutils-2.4.22-8; we never ship it as a
module anyway.

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