Autoloading chipset driver with modules.conf

Alexander E. Patrakov semzx at
Fri Jul 25 03:23:52 PDT 2003

On Friday 25 July 2003 15:32, John Nielsen wrote:
> I have been trying for quite a long time now to get the IDE chipset drivers
> (via82cxxx and pdc202xx_old) to load automatically at start up just like we
> do with NIC's. I know that it is recommended to compile them into the
> kernel and all, but i really have no need for that and i prefer the module
> approach. I guess the ideal thing would be for the modules to be loaded
> just before hdparm or be triggered by hdparm somehow.
> I am running linux-2.6 btw.

That's OK since 2.4 kernels do not offer this possibility at all.

> Btw, i tried to find the old thread to put in this mail again, but the
> search engine is being reindexed, so i guess that will have to wait. :-)


alias ide-probe-mod via82cxxx

(not tested, but according to the kernel sources it is the only way, if any).

Alexander E. Patrakov

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