Re: parport_pc tries to load parport_serial automatically

From: Marcelo Tosatti (
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 08:30:41 EST

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Tim Waugh wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 03:17:32AM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > If the initialization of parport_serial fails, we obviously get an
> > error message, which is really annoying:
> [This is different to the issue that is fixed in the -ac tree about
> parport_serial getting probed for even when disabled in config.]
> The idea was that people who have multi-IO cards but don't know what
> modules are can have things Just Work: parport_serial gets loaded
> automagically and detects their cards for them. But yes, the flip
> side is that people who _don't_ have multi-IO cards are going to get
> that error.
> There are three ways out, I think:
> - change parport_pc so that it doesn't request parport_serial at
> init. In this case, how will parport_serial get loaded at all?
> Perhaps with some recommended /etc/modules.conf lines (perhaps
> parport_lowlevel{1,2,3,...})?

I think this is sane. This is how it works for parport_pc.

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