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Old 05-16-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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I've recently installed Slackware 9.0 and I'm currently in the process of "cleaning up" the boot, i.e. making sure that only needed modules and services are loaded. Now, one thing puzzles me when I lsmod; i810-tco. It's listed as unused, with no other modules refering to it, and I don't have an i8xx chipset (my motherboard is the Asus P4G8X, with the E7205 chipset). What's the i810-tco good for? Seems to me like I don't need it. Also, I'm wondering what i810_rng might be. It tries to load at startup, but it's not found.

Doing rmmod i810-tco removes it, and the system does not (so far) seem to be affected. The problem is that I can't find what causes i810-tco to load at startup (and tries to load i810_rng). I've been all around /etc/rc.d and so on, commenting out unnecessary services and modules, but the i810 thing is nowhere to be found. Well, I'm quite new to Linux, but still.

I'd like to clean up the loading of unnecessary modules and services before I recompile the kernel, so...anyone?
Old 05-16-2003, 12:50 PM   #2
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I have an Asus 845 based mobo and I had the same messages at boot also. I had to recompile the kernel to get rid of it. The 810 chipset drivers where listed in to differen't parts of the config and were built into the kernel and not loaded as modules.

Good luck.........
Old 05-16-2003, 02:53 PM   #3
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I had exactly the same situation as Kordell and used the same solution. Recompile and take out the watchdog timer section. RNG is random number generator but seems completely unnecessary. The tco bit is 'total cost of ownership' whatever that means, but it refers to server stuff that you probably are not interested in anyway...

I tried to suss out what was loading this stuff, and decided it was related to KMOD, but I gave up after a while.
Old 05-16-2003, 03:08 PM   #4
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i also had the same prob
Old 05-17-2003, 08:15 AM   #5
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Rep: Reputation: 30 the i810 stuff is loaded at boot by default, if present in the kernel? That explains why I couldn't find its "trigger" then. I'll leave it out when I recompile. Thanks for the answers guys.
Old 05-18-2003, 11:49 PM   #6
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You can go to the "hotplug" directory at /etc/hotplug and edit the "blacklist" file by entering i810-tco on a line by itself.

Save the file, and then each time Slack boots after that, it won't be looking for the i810-toc module.
Old 05-19-2003, 02:00 AM   #7
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Great! I noticed it was still there after recompiling the kernel, so I figured it just HAD to be on a list somewhere. I'm learning as I go...


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