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Old 06-27-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
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Question dumb module question...


This sounds really lame, but what is the file that controls which kernel modules are loaded during startup?
 
Old 06-27-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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This may be different from distro to distro, but on my computer it's /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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For most distrobutions it's /etc/modprobe.conf, Gentoo handles thigns a little differently in that area
 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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Oops, sorry. I figured it was different elsewhere. Modprobe.conf causes autoload on boot?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
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MEPIS doesn't seem to have that file. how odd. perhaps this should have been posed in the MEPIS forum.... nutter

there are references to etc/modprobe.conf within etc/modprobe.devfs, but the file doesnt' exist

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Old 06-28-2005, 09:00 PM   #6
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perhaps a little backup info... I tried to recompile my kernel just for tinkering purposes, to make things run a little smoother, etc. It didn't work very well so I'm trying to find other ways to control how MEPIS is running. What I'd like to do is cut out the modules that I don't particularly want or need. Rather than recompile the whole kernel, I figured it would be possible to simply disable their auto-loading at startup.

suggestions?
 
Old 06-28-2005, 11:40 PM   #7
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Try running 'lsmod' while your system is running to see how much is really loaded and unneeded: you may find this is not as much as you'd think.
 
  


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