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On Fri, 04 Nov 2005 13:35:19 -0700
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
> 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.
Which is true unless you run a display manager and log in through
that. The only hard and fast rule of Linux is that there are no hard
and fast rules.
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