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Nov 16, 2010

I'm curious as to why some things are not happening at boot time (i end up having to manually load them).

In /etc/rc.d/rc.modules (near the bottom) i have set "CPUFREQ=on" and commented out any modules not specific to my hardware.

I have left this one uncommented:


And below the "### CPU frequency scaling policies:" i have;


uncommented. My scaling governor is set to:


Now whenever i reboot my machine `lsmod` is not showing any of either powernow-k8 or cpufreq* related modules.

I know i could use /etc/rc.d/rc.local with these:


But seems to defeat the purpose of rc.modules, any idea why they are not being loaded at boot... ?


With slackware64-current

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