I believe the Ftape module loads automagically after Zftape is loaded. At
least I didn't have to do anything except zftape. You might be able to
modprobe it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local to have it autoload. If that doesn't work
than just put insmod zftape there.
I'm surprised RH didn't do a dejanews search for it. That's where I found
when it didn't work for me. Found it on the first page of the first search
> Thanks for tip. This cured my problem along with insmoding ftape. Any
> way for kernel to autoload these modules when needed other than
> recompiling the kernel?
> btw your help in 5 words was more than RH tech support could do in 2
> days. Hmmm.....
> Jon Smith
> You need to "insmod zftape".
> Jeff Volckaert
> > Just upgraded from RH5.2 to 6.0. Since then my tape drive quit
> > working. Tape drive works fine whe RH 5.2 is reloaded. What gives?
> > Taper, BRU, and the KDE tape tool, while they work fine under 5.2,
> > cannot detect the tape drive under 6.0. I'm using a floppy tape device
> > (Exabyte Eagle TR-3) and attempting to use links ftape and nftape. Both
> > are present in /dev and linked to the proper device.
> > I'd appreciate any help anybody can give.