modconf − a module configuration utility
modconf [--source [floppy|mounted]] [--target destination] [--libdir path] [--restrict-section section]* [--exclude-section section]* [--load-before module]* [--load-only module]* [--load-after module]*
modconf is a script for installing kernel modules on Linux. It can be used interactively (GUI mode) or from the command-line (batch mode).
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.
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.
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.
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.
restricts modconf to only work with the specified section of /lib/modules
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).
indicates a module that will be inserted before any others.
specifies a module to be inserted after all those indicated with the --load-before option. Disables interactive mode.
specifies a module to be
inserted after all those indicated with the
This option is overriden by the previous one.
modconf --load-only plip --load-before ip_masq_ftp --load-only
Inserts modules "ip_masq_ftp", "plip" and "appletalk", in that order,
does not run the interactive program.
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>.