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Old 08-02-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
coolthinker
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Modules question


where can I find a list of modules and can they be started and stopped from the command line and if so is this safe?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:21 PM   #2
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What modules are you trying to load? The ability of loading/unloalding modules while the system is running is one of the nicest benifits of using a module.

To start the APM (advanced power managemant) module..

$# modprobe apm

or if your using older kernel version..

$# insmod apm
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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can some one let me know what the $# does at the begining of the

"$# modprobe apm" line

thanks
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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The $# simply refers to your console prompt. Usually, $ denotes the prompt for a regular user and # denotes the prompt for root. You don't type these in; deanrantala was simply trying to illustrate what the command line looks like.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 06:02 PM   #5
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thanks spurious, that was helpful

Im such a n00b!
 
  


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