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Old 08-27-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hot Swappable USB devices

Hey everyone,

Linux newbie (sorry). Wondering if USB deviced are hot-swappable like the are in XP. Currently running FC 2 w/ kernel

Current belief is that I must boot with the other device plugged in. Basically, motherboard only has two USB ports, one is used for the mouse, and the other I swap out between the printer and CD burner. In order to burn CD's, do I have to reboot?

Thanks in advance,
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Nope, no need to reboot but you need to unmount if any CD is mounted prior to swapping. It isn't necessary in your case but you could purchase a 4 port USB hub.


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