Skype and Linux

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at
Wed Jun 27 20:40:47 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 27 June 2007 22:02, Matej Cepl wrote:
> On 2007-06-27, 19:36 GMT, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > The Skype folks were giving you file references for the Debian
> > OS. In Debian, /etc/modprobe.d has a bunch of files. Alsa-base
> > is the one they were referencing, but I normally put any
> > changes I want to make in another file, which as default is
> > empty, and named "sound".
> >
> > Back to Fedora: The file that is used for all this stuff in Fedora
> > is /etc/modprobe.conf.
> This is not correct -- take a look at modprobe(8) and
> modprobe.conf(5), Fedora has exactly the same configuration as
> Debian (I know, I used both).  I have here all my files in
> /etc/modprobe.d and everything works like a charm. The only
> caveat is (both at Debian and here) that when there is
> /etc/modprobe.conf modprobe takes configuration from there, and
> only if it isn't present it goes to individual files in
> /etc/modprobe.d. Remove your /etc/modprobe.conf (of course,
> compare its content with the content of /etc/modprobe.d files
> first) and files in /etc/modprobe.d will be taken into
> consideration.
> Best,
> Matěj Cepl

Have you got some reason for starting a flame war here???

Skype told Karl to edit a file in /etc/modprobe.d. There is no such directory 
in Fedora. I was simply trying to make him aware that the file to edit was 
referenced differently in Fedora. In the case of Fedora the file 
is /etc/modprobe.conf for the 2.6 kernel as you well know.

Why all the heat. Havn't you got anything better to do????


btw. I do use both Debian, and Fedora distro's.

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