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I'd like openSUSE to automatically load a kernel module (e.g. libsas) at boot time even if no device requires it. In Ubuntu, you would add the module name to the file /etc/modules. Is this the correct place for openSUSE as well?

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I don't use openSUSE personally, but I did a little google searching and found this help:

This file is in a weird place. It's not under /etc/modules.conf; It's under /etc/sysconfig.

cd to /etc/sysconfig

open the 'kernel' file in an editor then add the required module to the MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT variable.


To start the module atl1 at boot time edit it this way:



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Worked perfectly. Thanks! – ctuffli Aug 6 '10 at 15:20
hakuna shida! (mean no problem in Swahili) – Jonathan Aug 7 '10 at 9:56

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