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    Default Build Kernel Modules into Kernel...

    Hi all, I was just wondering... is it possible to build kernel modules directly into the kernel itself? I have a kernel module (i810fb) that i want to build into the kernel statically. My graphics card (intel i815) doesn't support vesafb, so I'm forced to use the i810fb that is compiled into the kernel as a module. However, the i810fb module doesn't get loaded at boot time because of a bug... . Does anyone know how or if I can compile modules into the actual kernel itself without recompiling the whole entire kernel? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Build Kernel Modules into Kernel...

    Hi, don't know the right answer, but why don't try to load the module your self, here How to: Compile Linux kernel modulesare some info how to compile and load modules. As far as I know (let others correct me ) any messing with kernel would require to recompile it and if you are not an expert on this I wouldn't recommend it.

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    Default Re: Build Kernel Modules into Kernel...

    Yes, you can build modules into the kernel which will also increase its size - this can be done during kernel configuration. No, you can't build modules into the kernel without recompiling it

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