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udev will automatically detect devices and load the appropriate module. You can stop Debian from loading the wl module automatically by adding your own blacklist item in the modprobe.d directory. As root create a file in /etc/modprobe.d that ends with the file extension .conf and inside put: blacklist wl You will then be able to load the module manually ...


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Each loaded module has an entry in /sys/module. But there are also kernel components with an entry in /sys/module that are not loaded as modules. Each kernel component that can be built as a module has an entry in /sys/module, whether it is compiled and loaded as a module or compiled as part of the main kernel image. lsmod gets the list of loaded modules ...


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The DHCP client daemon (dhcpdc, dhclient, etc) are programs that are started during the init process. These programs are not always directly invoked by init, but rather the program that handles networking will do this when an interface is configured to use dhcp. For example, netctl is one such program distros use to manage the networking interfaces. This ...



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