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How to add a module to an existing kernel

Sometime you need to add a new driver to a modular kernel, you can just compile the needed module and install it without recompiling the entire kernel. Just follow these steps:

# cd /usr/src/linux (location where linux kernel source is stored)
# make config Or make menuconfig OR make xconfig
(Choose the driver as a module)

# make dep
# make modules
# make modules_install
# depmod -a

You should now be able to use the new module.


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