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Old 04-19-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
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Distributions,Kernel Module name


Hi Guys,
Do all Linux distributions have same kernel module name for a particular hardware?
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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Modules names usually depend of the kernel, they are the same for all distributions, at least using the same kernel version.

In addition you can have some third party modules for specific hardware, e.g. Nvidia drivers for GPUs. In that case module's name is given by the its provider.

If some driver is intended for a particular hardware, its name will show in output of "lsmod" command, provided it has been configured as a module (not built-in the kernel) and is loaded.

To see all drivers and modules information about hardware connected to the PCI bus, you can issue as root the command "lspci -k".
 
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