does anyone know how to disable or turn off linux 2.6 kernel modules so that it doesn't load at startup? this question is for linux 2.6 (not 2.4) because in Debian 3.1 "Sarge", modules.conf is deprecated and has been replaced by modprobe.conf (or the directory /etc/modprobe.d). in the past, you would simply edit the modules.conf file and append "alias modulename off". this is no longer the case. if i add this line to a file in /etc/modprobe.d/, it thinks "off" is the unabbrievated module name of "modulename" (see man page of modprobe for further details). i have also tried disabling the module in "hotplug" (using the blacklist) and skipping the module in /etc/discover.conf to no avail. any suggestions would be much appreicated! ps - the last thing i want to do is rename the module i want to disable (so that other programs can't find it)!