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Which process is using a Linux kernel module?

I am trying to run this command: # rmmod nvidia But I get: ERROR: Module nvidia is in use How can I know which process(es) is/are using the nvidia module?
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How to unload a Windows driver?

I'm looking for a cmd-line solution to stop a Windows driver that I had installed manually. The installing procedure was the following: sc create MyDrv type= kernel start= demand binPath= ...
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unable to compile a kernel module

I tried to compile my first loadable kernel module and failed :( Here is the error: r@ubuntu:/$ sudo make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/ M=`pwd` [sudo] password for r: make: Entering directory ...
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How to show the version of a single Linux kernel module?

How is it possible to see the version of a single kernel module in Linux? With the command lsmod, I can see something like this: ata_piix 18561 2 libata 154449 2 ...
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Where do I look for Linux kernel module documentation?

Where do I look for Linux kernel module documentation? For example, I've tried googling the module iwlagn, but I cannot find anything that tells me about available options. Where do I look?
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Oracle Virtualbox on statically compiled kernel

I can't seem to find any documentation on the subject. I'm working on putting together a linux install for a fairly "dirty" environment. Best practice there would be a statically compiled kernel ...
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How to add ahci module to linux-image-2.6.38-11-virtual kernel?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the linux-image-2.6.38-11-virtual kernel as a virtual machine in VirtualBox (4.1.2). When I booted the machine after installation, I got this error message: FATAL: ...
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Can't install 82579V ethernet card on Debian

I just installed Debian 6.0.1 on a new machine today. It has a Intel DH67CFB3 motherboard and a built-in ethernet card which is the Intel 82579V. I googled around for a while trying to find how to ...
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Howto compile a kernel module on CentOS [required packages]

What yum commands do I need to get available packages installed on CentOS to build a iptables MATCH kernel module.
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lsmod and /proc/modules

I can get a list of modules using either lsmod or cat /proc/modules. Do the two approaches use the same mechanism to retrieve the modules? I want to know this as we could use it to find some hidden ...
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Can you pass options to a linux kernel module through the boot parameter?

I have an issue that is fixed by changing the lpfc driver to run using MSI interrupts. This is done by adding “options lpfc lpfc_use_msi=2” /etc/modprobe.conf.local file. Is there a way to make this ...
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Which Linux kernel modules are related to heat, fan speed, and power management

Which Linux kernel modules are related to fan speed, temperature monitoring and power management. The goal of my question is to provide a starting point for understanding which Linux kernel modules ...
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What are Linux kernel modules?

I was wondering if someone could explain what Linux kernel modules are to someone who comes from Windows?
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Skip kernel module at boot

There is a broken kernel module, due to which I can not even load the OS, so I can not delete or fix it. Is it possible to skip this module at boot, using the kernel's parameters or something?
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modprobe -k -q (missing parameter)

well, I got the following modprobe scripts modprobe -k -q streams what does the -k parameter mean ?. is it exist in older modprobe ? I don't see -k parameter in recent modprobe. Thanks for your ...