[CentOS] kmod removal

Sat May 29 15:06:04 UTC 2021
Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org>

On 29/05/2021 15:52, Emmett Culley via CentOS wrote:
> Sometime ago I thought I needed kmod-wl to support a new wireless card.  
> Turns out I didn't need to do that. Now I'd like to remove kmod 
> entirely.  But when I try I get this:
> [root at ws1 etc]# dnf remove kmod
> Error:
> Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected 
> packages: systemd-udev
> (try to add '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages)
> I am sure I don't want to remove systemd-udev, so I am a loss.
> I did disable akmods:
> systemctl disable akmods
> But I still see that kmod-wl is built each time the kernal is updated.
> Any suggestions where I can find out how to remove kmod.
> Note that searching the internet only brings me info on removing 
> kmod-nvidia, and mostly on ubuntu, and they are no help because mostly 
> what they discuss is how get back to neuveau.
> Even docs I've found that discuss how to install kmod on CentOS say 
> nothing about removal.
> Emmett


dnf remove kmod-wl

which should do it for you.

the 'kmod' package is the package that provides the underlying kmod 
architecture. The kmod package providing the individual driver is 
(probably) called kmod-wl.

Hope that helps.