Kernel Modules

Disable Module

Create a configuration file for a blacklist and add the kernel modules to the list.

# vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

# Blacklist firewire
blacklist firewire_ohci
install firewire_ohci /bin/false

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Managing kernel modules | Red Hat Customer Portal

Update initramfs:

# update-initramfs -k all -u

Load Kernel Module

To check the temperature of the hard drive(s), for instance, via terminal tool sensors, the kernel module drivetemp has to be loaded.

# echo drivetemp > /etc/modules-load.d/drivetemp.conf

Settings of Kernel Modules

Battery Charging Thresholds of Thinkpad Laptops

tp_smapi is a set of kernel modules allowing adjustment of charging thresholds for Thinkpad laptops.

# echo 30 > /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/start_charge_thresh
# echo 90 > /sys/devices/platform/smapi/BAT0/stop_charge_thresh

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Power Management of Intel HDA Sound Card

# echo 5 > /sys/module/snd_hda_intel/parameters/power_save
set a timeout of 5 seconds after that the device goes into the sleep mode.