CAN bus modules

A very quick CAN bus question here: I’m trying to attach a CAN bus to the Apalis evaluation board (with the Apalis iMX6 module) and I’m not sure if I have the CAN bus related modules built in the angstrom-qt5-x11-image. I figure the first thing to check will be the lsmod, so I tried

root@apalis-imx6:~# modprobe can
root@apalis-imx6:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
bluetooth 304145 2
compat 14830 1 bluetooth
ov5640_camera_mipi_int 21592 0
mxc_v4l2_capture 25492 1 ov5640_camera_mipi_int
ipu_bg_overlay_sdc 5297 1 mxc_v4l2_capture
ipu_still 1763 1 mxc_v4l2_capture
ipu_prp_enc 5763 1 mxc_v4l2_capture
ipu_csi_enc 3417 1 mxc_v4l2_capture
adv7280_tvin 6681 0
max9526_tvin 5870 0
ipu_fg_overlay_sdc 5936 1 mxc_v4l2_capture
v4l2_int_device 1883 4 ov5640_camera_mipi_int,adv7280_tvin,max9526_tvin,mxc_v4l2_capture
usb_f_rndis 11166 2
u_ether 8661 1 usb_f_rndis
libcomposite 34009 10 usb_f_rndis
configfs 23662 3 usb_f_rndis,libcomposite
hid_multitouch 9589 0
galcore 331716 4

and I’m just not sure if these loaded modules are CAN bus related or not. Can you folks give me some pointers here?


Our regular CAN configuration is not modularised but rather built into a monolithic kernel. Please have a look at the following article on our developer website.