module autoloading in slackware 8.1, was: Re: speakup.i SCSI problems

Gregory Nowak greg at
Mon Dec 30 13:30:21 EST 2002

Thanks, but I know all about that.

What I want to have happen is to be able to boot using loadlin, and have the system on the zipdisk mounted. Since the 2 modules I need for this are modules, and not in the kernel, I currently cannot mount the fs on the zipdisk, unless there is a way to auto load those 2 modules before the kernel tries to mount the root fs.


On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 05:17:07AM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Why not try an experiment?  There's lots of places to put things you want
> to have happen automatically in linux.  The question to answer is do you
> want it to happen for every account or on initial login or only for
> specific account?  modprobe imm should be the line that also loads lp and
> then loads itself since it needs lp to work.  To do it in a specific
> account on login put that in .profile.  To make it happen every initial
> login, put it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local.  slackware doesn't overwrite that
> like redhat does.
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> Jude <dashielljt(at)gmpexpress-dot-net>
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