[Techtalk] SUSE kernel modules

Julie Bovee Hill joulie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 00:24:41 EST 2005

On 9/14/05, Michelle Sims wrote:
> My linux is very rusty (I live mostly in AIX land....)
> I have installing SUSE on my laptop (woo hoo, its working), but am also going to install VMware on top (so I can get to my required Notes calendar etc) ....vmware instructions ask about several kernel modules/options, and my mind is going blank on where to check if they are installed.
> Any pointers appreciated..
> Michelle

I can offer two ideas, but there might be better ways that I haven't
thought of so early in the morning... <disclaimer>I've never run SUSE
so this generic info, not SUSE specific, maybe someone else can help
with some specifics?</disclaimer>

First: `cat /proc/modules` this will tell you what modules you
currently have loaded.

It's also possible that what you're looking for could be compiled into
your kernel rather than as a module. To find that information, cd to
your kernel source tree, often found at /usr/src/linux, and run `make
menuconfig`. Then hunt through the various sections for the items
you're interested in.


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