7.2 The modularized 2.4 kernel
The new Debian 2.4 kernels provided by
kernel-image-2.4.NN are very modularized. You have to
make sure those modules are activated to make the kernel function as you
Although I have many examples for
/etc/modules in the following
section as a quick fix, I hear that the correct way to fix these module-related
issues is to provide an alias for the device in a file in
/etc/modutils/ since there are enough aliases available with
current kernels. Some modules may be auto activated by hardware detection
programs such as
discover. See also Hardware detection for X, Section 9.4.2.
Special provisions for dealing with
modules, Section 2.7.5 and
Documentation/*.txt in the Linux
source for the precise information.