hardware check before loading kernel
I'm having some problems with my soundcard after a RedHat 7.2 installation. I have an HP Kayak with an ad1816 sound card. After much tribulation, I finally got(what I think is) a good modules.conf.
Is there a way to make sure that the hardware is OK before I load the module into the kernel(something similar to hpux's ioscan, maybe?)
More generally, how can I get information from the OS about my hardware?
Thanks very much.