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Re: Debian modules

Paul Cupis wrote:
Jim Popovitch wrote:
I've installed Debian Sarge on a few *servers*, and I see that the
default kernel loads many more modules than I need (snd_*, floppy,
vesafb, etc.)  Is there a way to prevent Sarge from loading a bunch of
crap automatically?

Can you provide the output of 'dpkg -l' and/or a listing of the contents
of /etc/init.d, please?

Here's ls -1 /etc/init.d:


Here's dpkg -l:

| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  adduser        3.63           Add and remove users and groups
ii  apt         Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  apt-utils       APT utility programs
ii  base-files     3.1.2          Debian base system miscellaneous files
ii base-passwd 3.5.9 Debian base system master password and group
ii  bash           2.05b-26       The GNU Bourne Again SHell
ii bc 1.06-15 The GNU bc arbitrary precision calculator la
ii  bind9          9.2.4-1        Internet Domain Name Server
ii  bind9-host     9.2.4-1        Version of 'host' bundled with BIND 9.X
ii binutils 2.15-6 The GNU assembler, linker and binary utiliti
ii  bsdmainutils   6.0.17         collection of more utilities from FreeBSD
ii  bsdutils       2.12p-4sarge1  Basic utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite
ii bzip2 1.0.2-7 high-quality block-sorting file compressor - ii console-common 0.7.49 Basic infrastructure for text console config ii console-data 2002.12.04dbs- Keymaps, fonts, charset maps, fallback table
ii  console-tools  0.2.3dbs-56    Linux console and font utilities
ii  coreutils      5.2.1-2        The GNU core utilities
ii cpio 2.5-1.3 GNU cpio -- a program to manage archives of
ii  cpp            3.3.5-3        The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii  cpp-3.3        3.3.5-13       The GNU C preprocessor
ii cramfsprogs 1.1-6 Tools for CramFs (Compressed ROM File System ii cron 3.0pl1-86 management of regular background processing
ii  daemon         0.6.3-1        turns other processes into daemons
ii  dash           0.5.2-5        The Debian Almquist Shell
ii dc 1.06-15 The GNU dc arbitrary precision reverse-polis
ii  debconf      Debian configuration management system
ii debconf-i18n full internationalization support for debcon
ii  debconf-utils      debconf utilities
ii  debianutils    2.8.4          Miscellaneous utilities specific to Debian
ii  diff           2.8.1-11       File comparison utilities
ii  dnsutils       9.2.4-1        Clients provided with BIND
ii  dpkg           1.10.28        Package maintenance system for Debian
ii  dselect        1.10.28        a user tool to manage Debian packages
ii  e2fslibs       1.37-2sarge1   ext2 filesystem libraries
ii  e2fsprogs      1.37-2sarge1   ext2 file system utilities and libraries
ii  ed             0.2-20         The classic unix line editor
ii eject 2.0.13deb-8sar ejects CDs and operates CD-Changers under Li ii exuberant-ctag 5.5.4-1 build tag file indexes of source code defini
ii  file           4.12-1         Determines file type using "magic" numbers
ii findutils 4.1.20-6 utilities for finding files--find, xargs, an
ii  ftp            0.17-12        The FTP client.
ii gawk 3.1.4-2 GNU awk, a pattern scanning and processing l
ii  gcc            3.3.5-3        The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-3.3        3.3.5-13       The GNU C compiler
ii  gcc-3.3-base   3.3.5-13       The GNU Compiler Collection (base package)
ii gettext-base 0.14.4-2 GNU Internationalization utilities for the b
ii  gnupg          1.4.1-1.sarge3 GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
ii  grep           2.5.1.ds1-4    GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
ii groff-base GNU troff text-formatting system (base syste
ii  grub           0.95+cvs200406 GRand Unified Bootloader
ii  gzip           1.3.5-10sarge1 The GNU compression utility
ii hostname 2.13 A utility to set/show the host name or domai ii ifupdown 0.6.7 high level tools to configure network interf
ii  info           4.7-2.2        Standalone GNU Info documentation browser
ii initrd-tools tools to create initrd image for prepackaged ii initscripts 2.86.ds1-1 Standard scripts needed for booting and shut ii iptables 1.2.11-10 Linux kernel 2.4+ iptables administration to
ii  iptraf         2.7.0-7        Interactive Colorful IP LAN Monitor
ii iputils-ping 20020927-2 Tools to test the reachability of network ho ii kernel-headers 2.6.8-16sarge2 Header files related to Linux kernel version ii kernel-headers 2.6.8-16sarge2 Linux kernel headers 2.6.8 on PPro/Celeron/P ii kernel-image-2 101sarge1 Linux kernel image for version 2.6 on PPro/C ii kernel-image-2 2.6.8-16sarge2 Linux kernel image for version 2.6.8 on PPro
ii  kernel-kbuild- 2.6.8-2        Linux kernel 2.6 kbuild tools
ii  klogd          1.4.1-17       Kernel Logging Daemon
ii  less           382-1          Pager program similar to more
ii  libacl1        2.2.23-1       Access control list shared library
ii  libattr1       2.4.16-1       Extended attribute shared library
ii  libblkid1      1.37-2sarge1   block device id library
ii libbz2-1.0 1.0.2-7 high-quality block-sorting file compressor l ii libc6 2.3.2.ds1-22sa GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone ii libc6-dev 2.3.2.ds1-22sa GNU C Library: Development Libraries and Hea ii libcap1 1.10-14 support for getting/setting POSIX.1e capabil
ii  libcomerr2     1.37-2sarge1   common error description library
ii libconsole 0.2.3dbs-56 Shared libraries for Linux console and font ii libdb1-compat 2.1.3-7 The Berkeley database routines [glibc 2.0/2.
ii  libdb3         3.2.9-22       Berkeley v3 Database Libraries [runtime]
ii  libdb4.2       4.2.52-18      Berkeley v4.2 Database Libraries [runtime]
ii  libdb4.3       4.3.27-2       Berkeley v4.3 Database Libraries [runtime]
ii  libdns16       9.2.4-1        DNS Shared Library used by BIND
ii  libevent1      1.0b-1.1       An asynchronous event notification library
ii  libexpat1      1.95.8-3       XML parsing C library - runtime library
ii libfreetype6 2.1.7-2.5 FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files ii libgc1 6.4-1 conservative garbage collector for C and C++
ii  libgcc1        3.4.3-13       GCC support library
ii  libgcrypt11    1.2.0-11.1     LGPL Crypto library - runtime library
ii libgdbm3 1.8.3-2 GNU dbm database routines (runtime version)
ii  libglib2.0-0   2.6.4-1        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgmp3        4.1.4-6        Multiprecision arithmetic library
ii  libgnutls11    1.0.16-13.2    GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii libgpg-error0 1.0-1 library for common error values and messages
ii  libgpmg1       1.19.6-19sarge General Purpose Mouse - shared library
ii  libice6        4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libident       0.22-3         simple RFC1413 client library - runtime
ii libidn11 0.5.13-1.0 GNU libidn library, implementation of IETF I
ii  libisc7        9.2.4-1        ISC Shared Library used by BIND
ii  libisccc0      9.2.4-1        Command Channel Library used by BIND
ii  libisccfg0     9.2.4-1        Config File Handling Library used by BIND
ii libjpeg62 6b-10 The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG runtime li
ii  libldap2       2.1.30-8       OpenLDAP libraries
ii liblocale-gett 1.01-17 Using libc functions for internationalizatio ii liblockfile1 1.06 NFS-safe locking library, includes dotlockfi
ii  liblwres1      9.2.4-1        Lightweight Resolver Library used by BIND
ii  liblzo1        1.08-1.2       A real-time data compression library
ii libmagic1 4.12-1 File type determination library using "magic
ii  libncurses5    5.4-4          Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii libncursesw5 5.4-4 Shared libraries for terminal handling (wide ii libnewt0.51 0.51.6-20 Not Erik's Windowing Toolkit - text mode win ii libopencdk8 0.5.5-10 Open Crypto Development Kit (OpenCDK) (runti
ii  libpam-modules 0.76-22        Pluggable Authentication Modules for PAM
ii  libpam-runtime 0.76-22        Runtime support for the PAM library
ii  libpam-unix2   1.25-1         Blowfish-capable PAM module
ii  libpam0g       0.76-22        Pluggable Authentication Modules library
ii libpcap0.8 0.8.3-5 System interface for user-level packet captu ii libpcre3 4.5-1.2sarge1 Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expression Library
ii  libpopt0       1.7-5          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii libreadline4 4.3-11 GNU readline and history libraries, run-time ii libreadline5 5.0-10 GNU readline and history libraries, run-time
ii  libsasl2       2.1.19-1.5sarg Authentication abstraction library
ii libsigc++-1.2- 1.2.5-4 type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
ii  libss2         1.37-2sarge1   command-line interface parsing library
ii  libssl0.9.7    0.9.7e-3sarge1 SSL shared libraries
ii  libstdc++5     3.3.5-13       The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtasn1-2     0.2.10-3sarge1 Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii libtext-charwi 0.04-1 get display widths of characters on the term
ii  libtext-iconv- 1.2-3          Convert between character sets in Perl
ii  libtext-wrapi1 0.06-1         internationalized substitute of Text::Wrap
ii  libtextwrap1   0.1-1          text-wrapping library with i18n - runtime
ii  libusb-0.1-4   0.1.10a-9.sarg userspace USB programming library
ii  libuuid1       1.37-2sarge1   universally unique id library
ii  libwrap0       7.6.dbs-8      Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers library
ii  libxcrypt1     2.2-1          Crypt library for DES, MD5, and blowfish
ii  linux-kernel-h 2.5.999-test7- Linux Kernel Headers for development
ii locales 2.3.2.ds1-22sa GNU C Library: National Language (locale) da ii lockfile-progs 0.1.10 Programs for locking and unlocking files and ii logcheck 1.2.39 Mails anomalies in the system logfiles to th ii logcheck-datab 1.2.39 A database of system log rules for the use o
ii  login          4.0.3-31sarge5 system login tools
ii  logrotate      3.7-5          Log rotation utility
ii logtail 1.2.39 Print log file lines that have not been read
ii  lsof           4.74.dfsg.3-2  List open files.
ii  mailx          8.1.2-0.200405 A simple mail user agent
ii  make           3.80-9         The GNU version of the "make" utility.
ii  makedev        2.3.1-77       creates device files in /dev
ii  man-db         2.4.2-21       The on-line manual pager
ii manpages 1.70-1 Manual pages about using a GNU/Linux system ii mawk 1.3.3-11 a pattern scanning and text processing langu ii mc 4.6.0-4.6.1-pr midnight commander - a powerful file manager
ii  module-init-to 3.2-pre1-2     tools for managing Linux kernel modules
ii  modutils       2.4.26-1.2     Linux module utilities
ii monit 4.5-1 A utility for monitoring and managing daemon ii mount 2.12p-4sarge1 Tools for mounting and manipulating filesyst
ii  mtr-tiny       0.67-1         Full screen ncurses traceroute tool
ii  ncurses-base   5.4-4          Descriptions of common terminal types
ii  ncurses-bin    5.4-4          Terminal-related programs and man pages
ii  ncurses-term   5.4-4          Additional terminal type definitions
ii  net-tools      1.60-10        The NET-3 networking toolkit
ii  netbase        4.21           Basic TCP/IP networking system
ii  netkit-inetd   0.10-10        The Internet Superserver
ii  nmap           3.81-1         The Network Mapper
ii  ntp            4.2.0a+stable- Network Time Protocol: network utilities
ii  ntp-server     4.2.0a+stable- Network Time Protocol: common server tools
ii ntp-simple 4.2.0a+stable- Network Time Protocol: daemon for simple sys
ii  nullmailer     1.00RC7-22     simple relay-only mail transport agent
ii openssl 0.9.7e-3sarge1 Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary and related
ii  openvpn        2.0-1sarge3    Virtual Private Network daemon
ii passwd 4.0.3-31sarge5 change and administer password and group dat
ii  patch          2.5.9-2        Apply a diff file to an original
ii  pciutils       2.1.11-15      Linux PCI Utilities
ii perl 5.8.4-8sarge4 Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report
ii  perl-base      5.8.4-8sarge4  The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
ii  perl-modules   5.8.4-8sarge4  Core Perl modules
ii  procps         3.2.1-2        The /proc file system utilities
ii  psmisc         21.5-1         Utilities that use the proc filesystem
ii  rdate          1.4-6          sets the system's date from a remote host
ii rsnapshot 1.2.1-1 local and remote filesystem snapshot utility
ii  rsync          2.6.4-6        fast remote file copy program (like rcp)
ii screen 4.0.2-4.1 a terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI termi
ii  sed            4.1.2-8        The GNU sed stream editor
ii slang1 1.4.9dbs-8 The S-Lang programming library - runtime ver ii slang1a-utf8 1.4.9dbs-8 The S-Lang programming library with utf8 sup ii smartmontools 5.32-3 control and monitor storage systems using S. ii ssh 3.8.1p1-8.sarg Secure rlogin/rsh/rcp replacement (OpenSSH)
ii  ssl-cert       1.0-11         Simple debconf wrapper for openssl
ii  strace         4.5.8-1.2      A system call tracer
ii  stunnel4       4.090-1        Universal SSL tunnel for network daemons
ii  sysklogd       1.4.1-17       System Logging Daemon
ii sysv-rc 2.86.ds1-1 Standard boot mechanism using symlinks in /e
ii  sysvinit       2.86.ds1-1     System-V like init
ii  tar            1.14-2.2       GNU tar
ii  tcpd           7.6.dbs-8      Wietse Venema's TCP wrapper utilities
ii tcpdump 3.8.3-5sarge1 A powerful tool for network monitoring and d
ii  telnet         0.17-29        The telnet client
ii texinfo 4.7-2.2 Documentation system for on-line information ii time 1.7-21 The GNU time program for measuring cpu resou ii traceroute 1.4a12-18 traces the route taken by packets over a TCP
ii  tripwire    file and directory integrity checker
ii ucf 1.17 Update Configuration File: preserves user ch
ii  unzip          5.52-1sarge4   De-archiver for .zip files
ii  util-linux     2.12p-4sarge1  Miscellaneous system utilities
ii  vim            6.3-071+1sarge Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
ii  vim-common     6.3-071+1sarge Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-scripts    6-1            plugins for vim, adding bells and whistles
ii  wget           1.9.1-12       retrieves files from the web
ii whiptail 0.51.6-20 Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from she
ii  whois          4.7.5          the GNU whois client
ii  zip            2.31-1         Archiver for .zip files
ii  zlib1g         1.2.2-4.sarge. compression library - runtime

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