Make modules for non detected hardware automatically load at boot (udev?)

Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek jakub.rusinek at
Wed Feb 20 22:43:51 UTC 2008

Jarod Wilson pisze:
> On Wednesday 20 February 2008 05:04:16 pm Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek wrote:
>> Hans de Goede pisze:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I've been working on some improvement for the lm_sensors init script and
>>> then I realized that all this script does is load a list of kernel
>>> modules, where the list comes from a config file generated by
>>> sensors-detect.
>>> Thus I wondered if there wasn't some location where sensors-detect could
>>> drop a file with a list of modules, and then have them automatically
>>> loaded at boot by something (I guess by udev). Then the initscript could
>>> go away entirely.
>>> Thanks&  Regards,
>>> Hans
>> I think I should do the same (modify init script) for LIRC, since now I
>> start it with /etc/rc.local...
> Why do you start it from rc.local? It works just fine for me if I start it
> from its initscript. Of course, that's for usb receivers, which have proper
> modaliases set up, so the drivers auto-load properly... I do vaguely recall
> writing a little /etc/sysconfig/modules/lirc.modules thingy to auto-load lirc
> drivers if specified in modprobe.conf... (i.e., 'alias char-major-61
> lirc_i2c' in modprobe.conf would lead to lirc_i2c auto-loading). But
> certainly, loading from rc.local isn't necessary. But really, I think the
> best place to fix this is in the lirc drivers themselves. Oh, hrm, serial
> receivers... Crap. Never mind.
> But anyhow, I'm a co-maintainer on the lirc packages, and maintain the lirc
> patches carried in the Fedora kernel, so please keep me in the loop. :)

I need ir-kbd-i2c until LIRC is started. Otherwise, my remote control 
doesn't work.

I'm using remote of my tv card [bttv].

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