How do I disable loading of unnecessary kernel modules. Kernel 3.2.4
Just open your
EDIT: In later versions since 12.10 (12.04?) the file is
Reboot your box and use lsmod command to show the status of modules in the Linux Kernel
........ ........ 6:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02) Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3861 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46 Memory at b8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Expansion ROM at [disabled] Capabilities: Kernel driver in use: tg3 Kernel modules: tg3 ........ ........
Here, I see the driver is
Plenty of info can be found here.
You can also temporarily blacklist them on the grub command line (linux line) when you boot with the syntax