modprobe: Can't locate module xxx

Richard Lightman richard at
Fri Oct 25 15:33:21 PDT 2002

* julius junghans <juliusjunghans at> [2002-10-25 23:18]:
> hi
> is there a list to see which module has which number ?
> on my system for example are :
> char-major-13

The clues are in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt

> nls_iso8859-1
> nls_cp437
You can find them when configuring the kernel.
   File systems  --->
      Native Language Support  --->

> net-pf-4
AFAICT, you find these by studying the entrails of a chicken.

alias net-pf-1          unix
alias net-pf-3          off       # no ax25 module available (yet)
alias net-pf-4          off       # if you don't use the ipx module
alias net-pf-5          off       # if you don't use the appletalk module
alias net-pf-9          loop
alias net-pf-17         af_packet # required if kernel option CONFIG_PACKET is M
alias loop-xfer-gen-0   loop_gen
alias loop-xfer-gen-10  loop_gen
alias ppp-compress-21   bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24   ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26   ppp_deflate

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