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Old 12-14-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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A quick way to find out module names?


Hi. Simple question. Is there a way to find an exact module name which has to be loaded for a piece of hardware, besides trying to guess it from the kernel drivers folder or google it?
 
Old 12-14-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
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lsmod
modprobe -l

if I understood your question rigth.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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Not really I am a piece of crap in English. Sorry.
Suppose i installed a new Network Card: Broadcom WhateverModel Gigabit bla bla. How do I find out the module name that covers this piece of hardware? Suppose it has not been loaded for any absurd reason of your choice and my Network Card is not working. All I need to do is jump into /lib/module/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net and browse the whole sh*tload of modules of the standard kernel. There! I do not know the module name that "covers" my hardware i.e. I can't neither modprobe neither insmod. Clear enough?
Sorry for fuzzy languaging

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Old 12-14-2006, 11:19 AM   #4
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I think the nly way is to surf around. Sorry.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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There HAS to be a way...
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:44 AM   #6
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In any case,
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find /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/ | xargs -i% modinfo % > /tmp/mods.txt
might even help a bit...
in /tmp/mods.txt I could find out the vendor name (or manufacturer) and figure out the module name...
Any other better hint?

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ModaliasPrimer

for example with my wireless card:

lspci | grep Wireless
01:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)


cat /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:01:04.0/modalias

pci:v00008086d00004220sv0000103Csd000012F6bc02sc80i00

grep pci:v00008086d00004220sv /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.alias

alias pci:v00008086d00004220sv*sd*bc*sc*i* ipw2200

The corresponding driver is ipw2200

Sometimes such automatic detection doesn't work.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:27 PM   #8
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Nice one. Which distro are u on?
 
Old 12-15-2006, 07:26 AM   #9
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A happy Unstable and Sarge user ;-)
What about you?
 
Old 12-18-2006, 03:10 AM   #10
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Very happy Sarge & Etch user! This last one mostly...
 
Old 12-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #11
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I am just curious where you find this

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cat /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:01:04.0/modalias
in your debian installation... ?
 
Old 12-22-2006, 05:45 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fasta
I am just curious where you find this



in your debian installation... ?
yeah something missing
cat /sys/devices ...

Good spot
 
Old 12-23-2006, 02:55 AM   #13
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aaaw! Gotcha!!!
nice!
 
  


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