newbie: do i -really- have to reboot when switching usb ???
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kernel 2.6.9 has really good hotplug support, and the 2.6.10 it's supposed to be even better
might want to consider a patch or even recompile
if not, you could try inserting but, but i'm not suer how to do that
There's a hotplug program but I think it needs the hotplug kernel options as well. The package is just called "hotplug". The kernel options are under hotpluggable device IIRC in the device drivers part.
hotplug isn't a module. It's a set of programs that detect usb, pci, etc, and load necessary modules. Personally, I don't use the program but just insert working modules (which I know work because I know my hardware). I am quite sure you already have "hotplug" because you can use your printer and camera. Back to your original question of avoiding rebooting, why don't you just try unloading and loading usb-storage (or trying /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1, ...)?
Hotplug is a rpm, you probably have to install it first. It is not in Mandrake 9.2 minimal install, you have to install it.
Also install usbview, it's rather useful when you plug and unplug USB things.
Also do "tail -f /var/log/syslog" while disconnect/reconnecting things, very useful infos.