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Old 10-15-2009, 03:55 AM   #1
Olaus
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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?
 
Old 10-15-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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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BTW your kernel is outdated, 2.6.31.4 has been released three days ago - not to mention 2.6.32-rc4-git4
 
Old 10-15-2009, 05:53 AM   #3
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BTW your kernel is outdated, 2.6.31.4 has been released three days ago - not to mention 2.6.32-rc4-git4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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