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Old 01-26-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Module support

I am trying to not install any modules on my system. Well at least to the point so that when typing the command lsmod, nothing appears. How can I do this without going through the hundreds of module lists in menuconfig?

I've already browsed and selected/unselected modules many times and problems such as my graphics card messing up arose.

I have been asking quite a few questions. Sorry but I am greatful for all the help.

BTW My distribution is Mandrake 10.1 with kernel 2.6.10
Old 01-26-2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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if you don't need third party modules just choose no module loading support and compile everything you need into the kernel..

Carefully go through everything and only choose the stuff you actually need/use
and your new kernel will run very well. No way to get around a thourough config because if you just choose a stock config and make everything compiled into your kernel it will be huge and slow.

It takes some practice and a fairly detailed knowledge of your hardware and how it s supported in Linux. An old readout of lsmod might give a good idea of what you need.
Be prepared to fail more than a few times.

One thing i have found however is with all sound compiled in for some reason the alsa sequencer
doesn't work but if you don't use midi then no problem. Alsa must be designed to be modules.

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Old 01-26-2005, 11:21 PM   #3
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I can't believe it. I finally got the kernel to load almost nothing. The only module listed right now is:

video 1316 -- Live 0xe0870000

Now how do I get rid of this?

I did notice that in my menuconfig under Loadable module support, that although Enable loadable module support is selected, Automatic kernel module loading is also selected.


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