2018-03-05 23:35 GMT+02:00 Neil Bothwick <n...@digimed.co.uk>:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2018 22:40:00 +0200, gevisz wrote:
>> Can anybody explain me who loads virtualbox-modules without my consent
>> and how I can make them loaded only when I need them (just before I am
>> going to run VirtualBox, which I do not so often)?
> The ebuild installs /usr/lib/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf which causes
> the modules to be loaded by systemd-modules-load.service. Systemd gives
> priority to similarly names files in /etc so creating an
> empty /etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf should prevent them loading,
> although I'm basing that on the man page rather than actual experience.

Thank you for your reply.

My system indeed has file /usr/lib/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf
file and it indeed lists all virtualbox modules.

And, indeed, creating directory /etc/modules-load.d/ and an empty
/etc/modules-load.d/virtualbox.conf file precludes loading virtualbox
moduli during boot

The only problem here is that I do not use systemd, only openrc.

So, https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/VirtualBox is outdated?
At least with respect to its OpenRC part.

And why at all OpenRC uses the systemd config files?

Ah, yes, /etc/init.d/modules-load
"loads a list of modules from systemd-compatible locations".
Ok. But the problem is that I cannot find any symlink to this file
from any subdirectory of /etc/runlevels/

> You could also disable the service if you don't want any
> non-hotplugged modules loaded at boot.

So, I do not know how to disable this service.

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