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Re: removing modules

If I type "lsmod" there is a big list of modules with many followed by a
which I guess means they are not needed in the kernel ?

That means no module depends on it.
But it doesn't mean this particular module isn't required.

Does lsmod know about all installed software and if a module is needed
or does software have to be run first ?
lsmod doesn't care about software.

It only reports modules and their dependencies. 

If I don't need them can somebody remind me how I can remove modules ?

rmmod(8), but in most cases you shouldn't remove modules.
Many modules are loaded by ``udev`` to support your hardware, so be sure not to unload your NIC driver by accident)


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