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Thread: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

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    Question Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    I just recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04, and wanted to configure network interface bonding on my desktop machine. One interesting thing I found is I cannot find the aliases configuration file that would normally be found in /etc/modprobe.d/ . As of right now in ubuntu 9.04 the file is not in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory. In all of the versions before 9.04 the file was listed in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory. If someone can point me to where the file is or what other alternative I can use that would be great.
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    Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    You can just make the file yourself or add your alias statements to any file in /etc/modprobe.d. All the files there are read and acted on a boot.
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    Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    Also, effective with 9.04, they want to be named /etc/modprobe.d/whatever.conf.
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    Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    So the question is, as there is no longer an aliases file in modprobe.d directory, and there are no corresponding entries in the other files in that directory, how is the functionality that modprobe was providing with the aliases file now being executed, or were in fact all or most of the entries in the former aliases file in fact redundant?

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    Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    I think many, but not all of the aliases are redundant. However, if you need one, you can certainly create it. For example, here is my /etc/modprobe.d/iwl3945.conf:
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    alias wlan0 iwl3945 
    options iwl3945 antenna=1
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    Talking Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    Ok, I eventually figured it out. I took what chili555 said in his last post and made the alias change to the interface file located in /etc/network/interfaces. Then I used the file /etc/modules to load the bonding module, which is necessary to link both of your NIC cards together. By using the alias information, I was able to create the "bond0" interface. Eveny thing is up and running. Thanks everyone for you help. Its always great to bounce questions around to figure out the answer, again thanks everyone.
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    Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    Can't seem to find the "Solved" thread option. I just wanted to post, my issue is resolved.
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    Re: Modprobe.d aliases File Gone in 9.04

    Thanks for this thread..

    Great INFO in remapping my Firefly in Myth

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