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Old 09-02-2006, 01:21 PM   #1
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Linux Driver loads automatically?


I recently installed an rt61 driver for my Linksys WMP54G v4.1 wireless netword card. Whenever I reboot my computer the driver is automatically loaded, and I can't find its name anywhere in the rc scripts. The command grep "rt61" * in the /etc folder returns nothing. Do you have any ideas where this driver is getting loaded from? Thanks.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:32 PM   #2
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It could be done from /etc/rc.d since you're running Slackware. Did you try grep -ir rt61 /etc/* ?
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:57 PM   #3
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It still doesn't return anything. It's really strange and kind of reminds me of Windows where all this crap starts up without you wanting it to. lol
 
Old 09-02-2006, 02:09 PM   #4
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I expected you'd get a match in either /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/rc.d/rc.modules - the only other thing I can think of is that it's being auto-loaded when something else starts. In the output of lsmod is there anything in the Used by column beside rt61?
 
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Sounds to me like udev (or hotplug) is doing its job properly.

If you don't want it to load automatically, you have to "blacklist" it.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 03:19 AM   #6
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The answer is definitely hotplug doing its job. It also loads my ALSA driver too. If I took out hotplug and loaded the drivers by hand, could there be any negative side effects? Is there anything else hotplug does besides load drivers?
 
Old 09-03-2006, 11:18 AM   #7
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Nope.. actually, in the newest version of udev, hotplug is depreciated. So, it shouldn't be a problem. Just be sure that all of the modules you need to be loaded are being loaded, otherwise you will run into problems.
 
  


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