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Re: Suppressing loading of a kernel module

On dg, 2004-08-15 at 23:11, Douglas Bates wrote:
> I am running Debian testing with the 2.6.7-1-k7 kernel on a computer 
> with the Nvidia Nforce 2 chipset.  I would like to use the optical 
> S/PDIF output to drive a 5.1 speaker system.
> As I understand it the proprietary Nvidia sound driver module (nvsound) 
> provides better support for 6 channel audio than does the i810_audio 
> driver in the kernel sources.  I have downloaded and installed the 
> NFORCE-Linux-x86-1.0-0283-pkg1.run file from the Nvidia download site. 
> That appears to have been successful and I have an nvsound module for 
> this kernel.  However, on reboot the i810_audio module continues to be 
> loaded before the nvsound module and it takes precedence.  I have been 
> unable to discover how to suppress the loading of the i810_audio module.
> It is not clear to me what is causing it to be loaded.  I can see that 
> some of the entries in /lib/modules/2.6.7-1-k7/modules.alias and 
> /lib/modules/2.6.7-1-k7/modules.pcimap have the same signature for 
> i810_audio and nvsound and I have commented out those aliases for 
> i810_audio but that module still gets loaded.
Add the module name (i810_audio) to /etc/hotplug/blacklist
> Please cc: me on replies.  I have suspended my debian-devel subscription 
>   while I am at a location with only dial-up access.

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