Inserting a module into debian kernel

Hi there,

I'm trying to configure a usb mouse on my Dell (D610 Latitude) laptop running Debian on a 2.4.27-2-686 kernel.

Doing some reading around I understand I need to insert modules "usbcore", "hid", and "input to get this working.

What I'd like to know is how get info of what modules my kernel is currently running and then how to insert any new modules.


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And in addition to hid modules, You have to load usb controller.

showing loaded modules: 'lsmod'
loading modules: 'modprobe module_name' (modprobe hid)

check the directory /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-686/kernel
to find all available modules to load into Your kernel.

But, then You must be aware, that in addition to it, You have to configure Your X/gpm to use the new usbmouse device.

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jjbarnsleyAuthor Commented:
thanks for clarifying that.

Yes the usb controller (usb-uhci ) is loaded.

# lsmod | grep -E ' usbcore|hid|input|usb-uhci '
hid                    21220   0  (unused)
input                   3648   0  [mousedev hid]
usb-uhci               23344   0  (unused)
usbcore                62924   1  [hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]

So I suppose I don't need to modprobe these modules. My next task is then to configure X
to use the usb mouse, for which I'll post another question.
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