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Old 02-16-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
dahmad
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how new drivers recognised?


Hi,
I recently figured out what the ld.so.conf file is used for, and since I have other things that aren't working, most notably a usb smart card reader, and i couldn't find it when i did ldconfig -v , so if anyone explain how different device drivers (if they are needed) are recognised by the system?,

Regard and thanks in advance,

Sim

P.S. I have a serial device which works fine and it doesn't have it's driver in the output of ldconfig -v
 
Old 02-16-2003, 10:49 PM   #2
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from my understanding ld.so.conf was for libraries. if you want your smart card to work you have to start looking into modules
lsmod will tall you what modules you have loaded. You will have to find the driver you need and then add it so it starts up on boot. On gentoo it goes into modules.autoload ( well basically ).
 
Old 02-16-2003, 11:44 PM   #3
dahmad
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I did, the lsmod, but I don't see the usb reader still, the drivers are also libraries, so why/how are they distinguished from other things like a qt library for example?, I'm using Red Hat 8.0, kernel 2.4.18, I can't find modules.autoload, so thanks for your help.

Kind Regards,

Sim
 
  


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