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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...>
Subject: Re: Re: modules
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 13:35:19 -0700
Sebastian Redl posted <436BBEE8.1070303@...>, excerpted below, 
on Fri, 04 Nov 2005 21:04:56 +0100:

> Duncan wrote:
>>You don't need to load /any/ modules at boot, if you compile everything
>>you'd normally load at boot and never unload, into the kernel itself,
>>instead of as modules.
> The single exception here are binary-only modules, usually proprietary 
> drivers. The ATI graphics driver fglrx comes to mind.

True, except that you shouldn't need to load it /at/ /boot/ either, only
when you run X.  The rest of the time the normal kernel console video
driver should be fine.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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