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[Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.csiro.au>] Re: Module autoload with devfs

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Subject: [Richard Gooch <rgooch@atnf.csiro.au>] Re: Module autoload with devfs
From: Ed McKenzie <eem12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 08 Apr 2001 02:32:19 -0400
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To: Ed McKenzie <eem12@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Module autoload with devfs
From: Richard Gooch <rgooch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 15:50:09 +1000
In-reply-to: <20010405111815.A9140@eem12.resnet.cornell.edu>
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Ed McKenzie writes:
> 
> Richard,
> 
>       I've enabled autoload in devfsd.conf as described in the devfs
> FAQ, but it doesn't seem to do anything for me. Opening /dev/fb0
> doesn't modprobe matroxfb_base, even though alias fb0 matroxfb_base is in
> modules.conf, and all this works when devfs is disabled. Any hints, or
> is this feature not yet implemented?

Try:
alias   /dev/fb0        matroxfb_base

instead.

>       I've also noticed that my cdroms will sometimes get numbered
> in strange ways, e.g. cdrom0 and cdrom2 rather than zero and
> one. What causes this?

It's a side-effect of module autoloading and unloading. I have a plan
to fix that. In the meantime, just mount the cdrom driver at boot.

                                Regards,

                                        Richard....
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