module for loopback not working on bootup

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Sep 20 08:01:35 PDT 2000

> This message does not indicate an error, you can ignore it. Or, if you
> like, put the following line in your modules.conf:
> alias net-pf-9 off
> I cannot remember where I found out how to do that, but I think it was
> either the kernel or the modules howto, or somewhere in the kernel docs
> (/usr/src/linux/Documentation). I _strongly_ recommend you read the
> modules howto if you are interested in knowing why this happens.

Read the kernel docs. Those errors appear if you have kernel autoload
modules enabled and don't have the modules.conf file. When you configure
the kernel, ask for help on that option. It should all be clear.

Gerard Beekmans

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