Finding which Linux module is needed for your hardware

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Your Linux distro or even the stock Linux kernel comes with all thinkable drivers for all those hardware that they supported. Most of them are preselected by default (base on hardware architecture) to cover a wide palette of hardware.

However, if you are going to compile a Linux kernel only for your system, you should select/include only those modules that have something to do with your system. By cutting down the default kernel configuration you will save time, memory and will make your system faster.

How could you find out what drivers are need it by your system?If you have already a functional system or if you can boot a Live Linux…

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