don't have a floppy, but kernel thinks so
bpm at ec-group.com
Tue Nov 11 13:49:42 UTC 2003
On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 20:07, Joel Uckelman wrote:
> Thus spake Paul Morgan:
> > On Mon, 2003-11-10 at 18:22, Mike Burger wrote:
> > > On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Brian Millett wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello, I've installed fedora core on a toshiba satellite 1135-S155. Man
> > > > it works great. One problem I have is in the /var/log/messages I see
> > > > this references to a floppy:
> > > >
> > > > Nov 10 16:49:12 shaka kernel: inserting floppy driver for
> > > > 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
> > > > Nov 10 16:49:15 shaka kernel: floppy0: no floppy controllers found
> > > > Nov 10 16:49:15 shaka insmod:
> > > > /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.o:
> > > > init_module: No such device
> > > > Nov 10 16:49:15 shaka insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by
> > > > incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ
> > > > parameters. You may find more information in syslog or the output
> > > > from dmesg
> > > >
> > > > Now, there is not a floppy on this beast. How do I tell the kernel to
> > > > ignore the floppy?
> > >
> > > It's already doing so. It's trying to load the floppy driver, finding
> > > that there's no floppy controller, and abandoning it. It winds up not
> > > bothering, once it doesn't find it.
> > I second Brian's question. Is there a way to direct the kernel to NOT
> > try insmod'ing the floppy? I do not use floppy drives anymore and would
> > prefer to avoid the kernel complaints if possible.
> > tia,
> > -paul
> You could try adding the following line to your /etc/modules.conf:
> alias floppy off
> What this will do is tell modprobe to ignore requests to load the module.
> (Q.v. modules.conf man page.)
Thanks Mike, Paul, Kai, and Joel.
The alias floppy off works great. Its is great to get hints/solutions
to questions because it opens paths to explore. I never thought that
the solution would be in the modules.conf. Yes, I know that I need
things like aliases for wireless nic cards, but now I see a way to look
at the man page for module configurations/control.
Brian Millett - Technologist Rex
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