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hello all, I understand the concept of this modutils package and why modules instead of drivers. But how do i know which modules to load?? is there a list. just ...
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    hello all, I understand the concept of this modutils package and why modules instead of drivers.

    But how do i know which modules to load?? is there a list. just look at the available modules and read the .txt file for a device that looks familiar?

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    Most things in the kernel can be compiled as modules. If you have the kernel source installed, just cd to that directory and make menuconfig. From here, you can select things to be built as a module when they look like such:

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    <M> Ext3 journalling file system support
    The M can optionally be a '*', which means compiled into the kernel. When the option has brackets, however, it must either be left out or compiled in (can't do it as a module):

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    &#91;*&#93;   Ext3 extended attributes
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    well, I appreciate your answer sourmont, but what I meant was

    say i have a widgets tv tunercard. My system does not recognize it. How do I do I find out what is proper modules for it? What modules would I load? Is there a device.hints file like in FreeBSD? This file tells you what modules you could possibly load for a particular hardware.


    thnks

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