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.