Interestingly enough the "icing on the cake.." quote does
come from modules.txt in the kernel dcoumentation, but it
is talking about 'kerneld' not 'kmod'. Kerneld has, of course,
been largely replaced by kmod and as a blurb from kmod$.txt
"Kmod only loads modules."
and from other sources: http://g.unsa.edu.ar/doc/suse/suselxen/html/
"The Kmod is not designed to automatically unload modules; .."
I guess Documentation is the last thing to get upgraded and
why it is so full of references to outmoded software, kernels
As for the error starting up KDE, I just clicked on the button
"Don't show me this again" and decided not to worry about it.
It's sort of six of one - half a dozen to me, and I really don't
worry about how much memory is taken up; I've got 128MB
and never seem to have any trouble. I'm not sure my swap
partition is ever utilized.
The last part of the second quote reads:
".. the potential saving in memory is only marginal for the RAM capacity of computers today; see also /usr/src/linux/Documentation/kmod.txt"
I've never used 'rmmod' before so I was just asking if there
was something I didn't know about and that maybe I was
doing something wrong. No big whup!