This is probably gonna come off looking painfully naive... I apologise in advance, this is my first time with Linux and I'm no technical expert
In Windows XP, the OS I am trying to move away from, I know USB devices has been recognised because a handy little noise is made when I plug in a USB device, and a set of little info bubbles appear in my system tray. I at least know that Windows has acknowledged the presence of such devices.
Now... I can't get my USB modem to work (the light on it saying "USB" doesn't even work) and I can't find any drivers on the entire net for my USB printer (not that I'd probably know what to do with them, in any event).
Which leads me to wonder how I check whether in fact my new Linux OS in fact works with the USB ports on my computer. Whether in fact I could plug anything in there and it would work or not. I've installed SuSE 9.0, and the computer is a Medion MD 8000 Titanium, 2.66 GHZ P4, 512MB RAM. THat's about as much as I know
Anyone know how I find out if my USB ports are working on Linux?