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[SLUG] How to discover which modules unnecessary
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- Subject: [SLUG] How to discover which modules unnecessary
- From: Leslie Katz <lesliek@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 20:31:35 +1100
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I'm trying to make an ancient laptop run with a mini-distribution, DSL.
As the laptop has only 64MB of RAM, I'm trying to make sure DSL doesn't
include any unnecessary services or modules when it boots up.
For instance, the laptop has two PCMCIA slots, so on bootup, DSL starts
cardmgr. However, I have no cards installed, so I configured a file
which runs on bootup shortly after cardmgr is started immediately to
Having done what I think I can with services, I've now turned to
modules. For instance, on bootup, DSL loads the ieee1394 module.
However, the laptop has no Firewire port, so I configured the same file
immediately to unload the module.
However, I'm a bit worried about trying to do the same thing with other
modules. Since the laptop has no USB ports, I thought I could get rid of
the usbcore and hid modules in the same way I got rid of the ieee1394
module, but trying that hung the laptop.
Can anyone point me to some source of information which would help me
decide which, if any, other modules I could safely dispense with? I've
tried via googling, but had no success.