Appendix A. Installing Proprietary Kernel Modules


Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes support for a wide variety of hardware in the form of kernel modules. These kernel modules allow the hardware and the kernel to interact so that the rest of the operating system and applications can communicate with the hardware.

Ideally, all the kernel modules you need are included with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, if others are required, this appendix explains how they work with the kernel and how to identify them.

The Linux kernel is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), meaning that its source code is available at ...

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