LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-25-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
dukeinlondon
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: London
Distribution: kubuntu 8.10
Posts: 593
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
universal hardware probing tool


All major distros are working on the same problem : figuring out what hardware is running on the machine at hand and what module, configuration etc.... to use.

Do the distros use common tools to do that ? a common database maybe ?
 
Old 12-25-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
DavidPhillips
Guru
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: South Alabama
Distribution: Fedora / RedHat / SuSE
Posts: 7,154

Rep: Reputation: 56
RedHat uses kudzu for hardware detection and configuration.

The kuzu 'database' is /etc/sysconfig/hwconf


Mandrake has HardDrake

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 12-25-2003 at 07:55 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Query- Hardware probing hazzyb Linux - Hardware 1 09-20-2005 11:45 AM
Why can't a universal progarm write drivers based on the actual hardware it sees? SoccerballTux Linux - Software 3 06-09-2005 09:59 AM
Probing for new hardware zillah Linux - Hardware 2 02-20-2005 07:35 AM
Universal Linux configuration tool - is there any? muczy Linux - Software 6 07-12-2004 11:38 PM
Core 1 locks at probing for new hardware Bobby_Fedora Fedora - Installation 1 05-31-2004 09:49 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration