Originally Posted by stevea
Perhaps you don't like arrogance, but I don't like people who mislead and give bad advice to beginners. Misleading people by posting wrong-info as though it was fact is the true arrogance. That helps no one and hurts many. The misinformation in this thread was so bad it required a warning-comment I believe.
There are lots of ways to approach any problem. Some are recommended and supported by our distro. Some are reasonable and work, yet not recommended. Some are plain dumb and wrong-headed, can't work.
Heya. I came here via a Google search, and I hope a little thread necromancy isn't a problem. I don't actually even use Fedora (I'm on Debian, and have used other Debian-family distros), but the information in this thread is applicable across distros.
stevea, thank you
for your post. It didn't come across as arrogant, but as helpful; I just wish I'd read it before the posts above it. My goal was simple: Find the config file(s) where the list(s) of modules loaded on boot can be set. The OP's subject line suggested I'd found the right thread, but several of the posts were flat wrong. Fortunately this is just a home system and it's 2AM, so it doesn't hurt much for me to try a few wrong things, but it's still better to have reliable information.
A forum thread like this is, by virtue of web crawlability, automatically a blog post. You guys are helping someone who arrived almost a year after you were writing - but the help is colored by the lack of correct information. Please, as someone who's benefited from this thread, can I ask you all to listen to stevea's advice and mark your posts when you're not certain... and remember, this is for posterity, so be honest: How do you feel? (Interesting.)