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Emmanuel_uk 11-16-2005 02:12 AM

List of kernel module names (database) when helping newbies
 
Hi,

I came accross a database of all the linux kernel modules, their filename and which hardware they could be used for.

I have lost the link. Can anybody suggest a list?

The closest I could google was
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...tml#INDIVIDUAL

But it is incomplete, for example sound cards are not listed

Red hat guide pdf file rhl-rg-en-9.pdf comes with a list but it is short.

What is this for?

0) Helping a newbie that say xxx does not work, I can say
/ check with him/her that module xxxxyyy is loaded
1) For example one of my PC use the forcedeth ?? module.
How could I guess that name in the first place (apart using lspci -v maybe)
2) Newbies give me a lsmod output I need to check
what module xxxx does (could google for it, but a centralised resource would be better

Keruskerfuerst 11-16-2005 06:33 AM

Re: List of kernel module names (database) when helping newbies
 

0) Helping a newbie that say xxx does not work, I can say
/ check with him/her that module xxxxyyy is loaded
1) For example one of my PC use the forcedeth ?? module.
How could I guess that name in the first place (apart using lspci -v maybe)


forcedeth module is for Nvidia Nforce chipsets: it is driver for the ethernet card.


2) Newbies give me a lsmod output I need to check
what module xxxx does (could google for it, but a centralised resource would be better


Just check the help files in the kernel source

Emmanuel_uk 11-16-2005 07:03 AM

Thanks, for the suggestions however this does not really answer my problem.

Most of the help I do is away from my linux box,
and it is often not suitable to ask a newbie to read the kernel source


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