Kernels and modules

The file /etc/modules configures which loadable modules are automatically loaded. Here is a sample:

To view a list of loadable kernel modules on a system, as well as their status, run:

# or
cat /proc/modules

To see a list of the module files:

modprobe –list # or find /lib/modules/uname -r -type f -name “*.ko”

To load a module, and any modules that it depends on, use modprobe:

modprobe <module>

Remove a module from the Linux Kernel:

rmmod <module>

Finding more info about any module or driver:

modinfo <module|driver>

Install the lastest kernel headers:

apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`