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Re: HOWTO: load up 3rd party kernel modules at boot-up

On 5/26/05, Florin Andrei <florin andrei myip org> wrote:
> Have a look at this bug report and its resolution:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=123927
> The idea is that in the upcoming Fedora Core 4 there will be an
> "official" way to load up arbitrary kernel modules when the system boots
> up - simply create a *.modules file in /etc/sysconfig/modules and make
> it executable. Whatever you put into that file will be executed when the
> system boots up.
> For example, you probably noticed that the PC speaker does not work
> (it's a bug reported very long time ago that was never fixed). You can
> patch that bug with a simple script in the /etc/sysconfig/modules
> directory, called pcspeaker.modules, with the following content:
> #!/bin/sh
> /sbin/modprobe pcspkr
> Don't forget to do this after creating the file:
> chmod +x /etc/sysconfig/modules/pcspeaker.modules
> Reboot, then enjoy your PC speaker. ;-)
> I tested this method with FC4 test 3 and it works fine.
> It does not work with FC3 since the supporting bits are not in place.
> --
> Florin Andrei

Having the PC speaker not work isn't a bug- it's a feature!

This isn't windows, so why should we reboot? I'm pretty sure that
there's something that you can restart without rebooting. And anyway,
there IS a 'fix' to this for FC3, I just don't remember it at the
moment. Google probably does. As one who cut the wire to the PC
speaker 3 operating systems ago, I never cared to 'fix' it.

Dotan Cohen

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