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6 files changed, 21 insertions, 26 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16 b/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
index e0dc0641b48..ea8549faede 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ mpu_base I/O base address for activate MPU-401 mode
(0x300, 0x310, 0x320 or 0x330)
mpu_irq MPU-401 irq line (5, 7, 9, 10 or 0)
-The /etc/modprobe.conf will have lines like this:
+A configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory will have lines like this:
options opl3 io=0x388
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=11 dma=3
@@ -51,11 +51,11 @@ Where the aedsp16 options are the options for this driver while opl3 and
ad1848 are the corresponding options for the MSS and OPL3 modules.
Loading MSS and OPL3 needs to pre load the aedsp16 module to set up correctly
-the sound card. Installation dependencies must be written in the modprobe.conf
+the sound card. Installation dependencies must be written in configuration
+files under /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
-install ad1848 /sbin/modprobe aedsp16 && /sbin/modprobe -i ad1848
-install opl3 /sbin/modprobe aedsp16 && /sbin/modprobe -i opl3
+softdep ad1848 pre: aedsp16
+softdep opl3 pre: aedsp16
Then you must load the sound modules stack in this order:
sound -> aedsp16 -> [ ad1848, opl3 ]
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330 b/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330
index 9c439f1a6db..8a5fd1611c6 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330
@@ -143,11 +143,10 @@ CONFIG_SOUND_MSS=m
-Alma Chao <> suggests the following /etc/modprobe.conf:
+Alma Chao <> suggests the following in
+a /etc/modprobe.d/*conf file:
alias sound ad1848
alias synth0 opl3
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=7 dma=0 soundpro=1
options opl3 io=0x388
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction b/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction
index 75d967ff926..42da2d8fa37 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction
@@ -167,8 +167,8 @@ in a file such as /root/
-If loading via modprobe, these common files are automatically loaded
-when requested by modprobe. For example, my /etc/modprobe.conf contains:
+If loading via modprobe, these common files are automatically loaded when
+requested by modprobe. For example, my /etc/modprobe.d/oss.conf contains:
alias sound sb
options sb io=0x240 irq=9 dma=3 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x300
@@ -228,7 +228,7 @@ Before loading the commercial sound
driver, you should do the following:
1. remove sound modules (detailed above)
-2. remove the sound modules from /etc/modprobe.conf
+2. remove the sound modules from /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
3. move the sound modules from /lib/modules/<kernel>/misc
(for example, I make a /lib/modules/<kernel>/misc/tmp
directory and copy the sound module files to that
@@ -265,7 +265,7 @@ twice, you need to do the following:
sb.o could be copied (or symlinked) to sb1.o for the
second SoundBlaster.
-2. Make a second entry in /etc/modprobe.conf, for example,
+2. Make a second entry in /etc/modprobe.d/*conf, for example,
sound1 or sb1. This second entry should refer to the
new module names for example sb1, and should include
the I/O, etc. for the second sound card.
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ There are several ways of configuring your sound:
2) On the command line when using insmod or in a bash script
using command line calls to load sound.
-3) In /etc/modprobe.conf when using modprobe.
+3) In /etc/modprobe.d/*conf when using modprobe.
4) Via Red Hat's GPL'd /usr/sbin/sndconfig program (text based).
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti b/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti
index c15af3c07d4..4cd5d9ab358 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ force the card into a mode in which it can be programmed.
If you have another OS installed on your computer it is recommended
that Linux and the other OS use the same resources.
-Also, it is recommended that resources specified in /etc/modprobe.conf
+Also, it is recommended that resources specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
and resources specified in /etc/isapnp.conf agree.
Compiling the sound driver
@@ -67,11 +67,7 @@ address is hard-coded into the driver.
Using kmod and autoloading the sound driver
-Comment: as of linux-2.1.90 kmod is replacing kerneld.
-The config file '/etc/modprobe.conf' is used as before.
-This is the sound part of my /etc/modprobe.conf file.
-Following that I will explain each line.
+Config files in '/etc/modprobe.d/' are used as below:
alias mixer0 mad16
alias audio0 mad16
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16 b/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16
index 3dca4b75988..5c27229eec8 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812
You can then get OPL3 functionality by issuing the command:
insmod opl3
In addition, you must either add the following line to
- /etc/modprobe.conf:
+ /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf:
options opl3 io=0x388
or else add the following line to /etc/lilo.conf:
@@ -158,5 +158,5 @@ following line would be appropriate:
append="pas2=0x388,10,3,-1,0,-1,-1,-1 opl3=0x388"
If sound is built totally modular, the above options may be
-specified in /etc/modprobe.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
+specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules b/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
index e691d74e1e5..cdc039421a4 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Note that it is no longer necessary or possible to configure sound in the
drivers/sound dir. Now one simply configures and makes one's kernel and
modules in the usual way.
- Then, add to your /etc/modprobe.conf something like:
+ Then, add to your /etc/modprobe.d/oss.conf something like:
alias char-major-14-* sb
install sb /sbin/modprobe -i sb && /sbin/modprobe adlib_card
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ options adlib_card io=0x388 # FM synthesizer
Alternatively, if you have compiled in kernel level ISAPnP support:
alias char-major-14 sb
-post-install sb /sbin/modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
+softdep sb post: adlib_card
options adlib_card io=0x388
The effect of this is that the sound driver and all necessary bits and
@@ -66,12 +66,12 @@ args are expected.
Note that at present there is no way to configure the io, irq and other
parameters for the modular drivers as one does for the wired drivers.. One
needs to pass the modules the necessary parameters as arguments, either
-with /etc/modprobe.conf or with command-line args to modprobe, e.g.
+with /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf or with command-line args to modprobe, e.g.
modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=7 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
modprobe adlib_card io=0x388
- recommend using /etc/modprobe.conf.
+ recommend using /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf.
Persistent DMA Buffers:
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ wasteful of RAM, but it guarantees that sound always works.
To make the sound driver use persistent DMA buffers we need to pass the
sound.o module a "dmabuf=1" command-line argument. This is normally done
-in /etc/modprobe.conf like so:
+in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf files like so:
options sound dmabuf=1