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Am a quite naive user of linux. I would like to know whether there is a way in which I can remove/disable the USB Host controller driver from the kernel, without kernel compilation..Am using a custom system which has linux in it (Fedora)

If not, how should i go about recompiling the kernel to have this module disabled.

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I am sure you can do it by excluding the required driver / USB component, however, you may find it a lot easier to disable USB functions through the BIOS. – William Hilsum Jul 25 '10 at 14:54

You should be able to add a line similar to the following to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

blacklist your-mod-name

and remove it from the currently running system:

modprobe -r your-mod-name
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