hardware & the /dev directory?
another question asked earlier got me thinking and has me stumped.
how can you tell what hardware is on your system, obviously the first thing to do would be to look at it, but like say my sound card, where can I find reffrence to that within my system, and my printer, I see it doing a modprobe for it everytime I boot up but besides that how do I tell I have a printer.
I guess a better way to phrase this question is;
1. how could I find out what hardware is on a machine that I have never seen, but somehow i have a root terminal at.
2. whats with that /dev directory? for example, I see in my dev directory that I have hdc# 1-32, I dont even have a hdc!!! for that matter, I dont have 99% of the stuf listed in my /dev directory, so why are they there, and more inportantly, how can I tell which ones are active (like hda1) and which ones are just sitting there uselessly (like hdc32).
Last edited by e1000; 12-26-2003 at 01:15 AM.