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NAME

modconf − a module configuration utility

SYNOPSIS

modconf [--source [floppy|mounted]] [--target destination] [--libdir path] [--restrict-section section]* [--exclude-section section]* [--load-before module]* [--load-only module]* [--load-after module]*

DESCRIPTION

modconf is a script for installing kernel modules on Linux. It can be used interactively (GUI mode) or from the command-line (batch mode).

OPTIONS

The options marked with a "*" below are applied only to one module. If you want to apply them to more than one module then repeat the option in the command line.
−-source floppy|mounted

Indicates where the modules are to be obtained from. floppy is used when installing Linux. mounted is used on already installed Linux systems. This is the default.

--target directory

specifies where the etc/modules and etc/modules.conf are to be found on the system (default: / ). Do not include a trailing "/" after the directory name.

−-libdir path

Indicates where the eval and descr.gz files are to be found on the system (default: /usr/share/modconf). Do not include a trailing "/" after the directory name.

−-restrict-section section*

restricts modconf to only work with the specified section of /lib/modules

−-exclude-section section*

force modconf to not work with the specified section of /lib/modules

Available sections at the time of this writting are: block cdrom fs ipv4 ipv6 misc net scsi (there may be others if you have installed packages with special modules, like pcmcia-modules).

−-load-before module*

indicates a module that will be inserted before any others.

−-load-only module*

specifies a module to be inserted after all those indicated with the --load-before option. Disables interactive mode.

−-load-after module*

specifies a module to be inserted after all those indicated with the --load-before option.
This option is overriden by the previous one.

EXAMPLES

Examples below are untested
modconf --load-only plip --load-before ip_masq_ftp --load-only
appletalk
Inserts modules "ip_masq_ftp", "plip" and "appletalk", in that order,
and

does not run the interactive program.

AUTHOR

modconf originally was written by Bruce Perens <bruce [AT] pixar.com>.
Major changes were done by Sven Rudolph <sr1 [AT] inf.de>.
More changes were done by Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi [AT] ull.es>.
And more by Randolph Chung <tausq [AT] debian.org>
This manpage was written by Antonio Vieiro Varela <antonio [AT] faraday.es>.

BUGS

None known.

SEE ALSO

insmod(1), modprobe(1), depmod(1), lsmod(1), rmmod(1), modules(2), kerneld(8).

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