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One method to accomplish this is to make use of lshw. The options passed to the drivers are typically displayed in the output in configuration: lines. Example $ sudo lshw -C network ... capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.15.10-200.fc20.x86_64 ...


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os-prober (used by update-grub) requires the following kernel features to detect the Windows 8 boot loader. Device Drivers -> Multiple devices driver support (RAID and LVM) (CONFIG_MD) -> Device mapper support (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM) File Systems -> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) support (CONFIG_FUSE_FS) DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems -> NTFS file system support ...


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As for Fedora, both methods will work, there is no guarantee to chose which one is preferable. For Redhat/Centos, you should use /etc/sysconfig/modules, since when it's documented in Redhat documentation - Persistent Module Loading. Another way you can use /etc/modules.conf in Redhat/Centos base distro. If you use Debian base distro, use file /etc/modules ...


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The columns in the output from /proc/modules are as follows. usb_storage 56610 0 - Live 0xffffffffa005d000 (F) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) NOTE: I found no mention of what appears to be the 7th column, but I'm labeling it as such since the descriptions for the 6th column (see below) do not cover the information that's being ...


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While you won't notice any performance improvement (assuming you build your kernel with the modules you actaully require), there is some benefit in removing unneeded modules: first, it can significantly reduce the compile time and secondly, it will reduce the size of the final kernel. Creating a .config with make localmodconfig is a good way to get your ...


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The modules are loaded as needed: don't worry, as there's no slowdown.



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