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Old 05-08-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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Question disable 'usbcore' and 'uhci' modules on boot...


I want to have my slack 9.1 2.4.26 machine as simple and clean as possible. I used swaret up upgrade my kernel (www.swaret.org - a fantastic website!), and upon reboot noticed my 'lsmod' readout had agpgart usbcore and uhci loaded, and I want them not in there...

Would this be something through hotplug? Would I have to disable these modules somewhere in /etc/rc.d/* ?

Help!
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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I believe it's /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
 
Old 05-09-2004, 03:33 AM   #3
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They're quite useful. The agpgart module is for graphics (what card do you have?) and usbcore/uhci are for usb devices (do you have any?).
 
Old 05-09-2004, 05:07 AM   #4
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If you got the program modconf in there, use that to remove the modules that you don't want..Or insert the ones that you need.. It's a nice ncurses frontend for modprobe.

adz is right

you got to have an old pc to skip agpart module, IOW a pc without agp.

I'd recompile the kernel and remove what i don't want/need. But that's me.
*comples a new kernel once a wek or so...*
 
Old 05-09-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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"If you got the program modconf in there, use that to remove the modules that you don't want..Or insert the ones that you need.. It's a nice ncurses frontend for modprobe."
It should be "pkgtool" if the memory helps me
 
Old 05-09-2004, 03:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the speedy replies...

I understand the reservation to disable agp and usb, but the machine I'm dealing with is solely for server purposes. USB and AGP functionality just eat more ram and open holes.
I chmodded /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug to 644 which disabled the automatic probe of a pile of modules, and simple uncommented the line with my appropriate NIC in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and now I'm clean as a whistle!

Thanks again!
 
Old 05-09-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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Well modconf comes with modtools.. Wch i needed to compile the 2.6.* kernel...
Since i'm a debian user i can't say if there's some specials for Slack or Redhat
I haven't used slackware since version 3.0
 
  


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