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Old 09-12-2006, 03:37 AM   #1
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Blacklisting a device or module.


Hi,
Can someone clarify me on the below points related to black-listing of device/module:

1. What does balck-listing a device/module mean?
2. Does that mean we cannot access the device or module that is blacklisted ?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:22 AM   #2
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1. What does black-listing a module mean?
It means prohibiting modprobe to load the listed module.


2. Does that mean we cannot access the device or module that is blacklisted ?
If the device needs the module loaded, and the module is blacklisted, then, no, you can't access the device.
 
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Blacklisting device/module

What about blacklisting a device ?
 
Old 09-12-2006, 08:10 PM   #4
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What about blacklisting a device?
Well, what about it? You asked for the meaning and that doesn't change.
 
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What about blacklisting a device?
Well, what about it? You asked for the meaning and that doesn't change.
What I meant was,say if I have a device which is blacklisted then can it be used ? does that device function properly ?
Say for example I have a keyboard which is blacklisted,then will I be able to use that keyboard ?
 
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Say for example I have a keyboard which is blacklisted,then will I be able to use that keyboard ?
One of the things that makes GNU/Linux so powerful is that, given enough time and the will and persistence to do things, you can do almost anyhting w/o fscking up a system, and that includes testing conditions.
So why don't *you* test this yourself and post the answer?
 
  


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