Noob question here.... I read about modprobe and dkms and it seems to me they do the same thing, so what is the difference?
Loads and runs a kernel module
Compiles and installs a kernel module from source for the specified kernel (current running kernel if none are specified.
To autoload modules at boot
Edit the file
/etc/modules. add each module you want to load one per line.
Example file contents:
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time. # # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored. fuse lp sbp2 cpufreq_userspace powernow-k8