Kubuntu Mini How To

What modules device drivers have got installed

“Mini How To” What modules and device drivers have got installed.

For this Kubuntu Linux also has a simple command:


This will list all modules and device drivers installed in to your kernel.

For individual modules run:

lsmod | grep mudulename

For instance:

lsmod | grep ath

Will result in:

ath_rate_sample        15360  1
ath_pci               113448  0
wlan                  211888  5 wlan_tkip,wlan_scan_sta,ath_rate_sample,ath_pci
ath_hal               280416  3 ath_rate_sample,ath_pci

This command is used for debugging purposes mostly often when somebody has a problem lsmod and lspci as well as lsusb are often what you are asked to run in debugging what your problem is. Especially when you ask for my help on this website or on the forums and the IRC channels.


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