LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
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 07-20-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
sri
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
what happens during hardware initialization?


Hi,
During linux boot sequence, all the hardware components are detected and initialized **before** the init kicks in. I would like to know:
- How exactly the various hardware in the system are detected? I don't think modprobe does it. Something else does it. In Red Hat, Kudzu does it and in Madriva, Dicover tool does it.
- What exactly "Initialization" mean? For example, when the boot process detects a mouse, what does it do to "initialize" it?

If anyone out there can help me clarify things or point me to a good link, I would appreciate.

Thanks,
Sri.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 02:11 AM   #2
born4linux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL&variants, AIX, SuSE
Posts: 1,127

Rep: Reputation: 49
i got a lot of hits here:

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...ce&btnG=Search

it will vary depending on hardware/arch.
 
  


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
delaying initialization... srinivas_mn Linux - Networking 3 12-04-2005 03:36 AM
No boot, hangs in audio hardware initialization (FC3 in Toshiba 2800-S201) vrrp Linux - Hardware 4 11-25-2004 07:15 AM
GNOME initialization Josh328 Slackware 7 01-20-2004 07:49 PM
how do I add initialization to X? rzee Linux - Newbie 3 02-15-2003 03:38 PM
Hardware initialization issues simpilot Linux - Software 3 10-23-2001 03:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
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