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Olaus 10-15-2009 02:55 AM

OSS modules: Needed or not in a standard Slack 13 installation
 
The question is: Do I need to compile oss modules (snd_seq_oss, snd_mixer_oss and snd_pcm_oss) for a standard Slack 13 installation?
I guess most programs these days don't use oss (the only one I can think of right now is Enemy Territory, or has it also gone ALSA now?)

By the way, in earlier slack installations there was an hourly cron job that unloaded unused modules, but I cannot find it in this installation. Anyone able to reproduce that script here?

Didier Spaier 10-15-2009 04:35 AM

All these modules are automatically loaded in a standard Slackware64-13.0 installation. Just reuse config-generic-2.6.29.6 and make oldconfig will do.

I don't see what whould be the purpose of removing unused modules, AFAIK they don't hurt anything.

BTW your kernel is outdated, 2.6.31.4 has been released three days ago - not to mention 2.6.32-rc4-git4 ;)

Olaus 10-15-2009 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Didier Spaier (Post 3720029)
BTW your kernel is outdated, 2.6.31.4 has been released three days ago - not to mention 2.6.32-rc4-git4 ;)

True, forgot to update my signature. Haven't tried the .32-rc's yet though. Yeah, I guess it doesn't hurt having unused modules loaded, it just takes up some memory.


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