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Old 12-17-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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How to make USB plug and play?


I am using a laptop, so I am often changing components...My question is, how can I make it so that I can plug in my USB mouse and it starts working? At the moment I have to restart any time I add new hardware.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 04:27 PM   #2
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Re: How to make USB plug and play?

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Originally posted by alexchannell
I am using a laptop, so I am often changing components...My question is, how can I make it so that I can plug in my USB mouse and it starts working? At the moment I have to restart any time I add new hardware.
What distro/version are you using?

You shouldn't have to re-boot, I don't ;)

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Old 12-17-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
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is that what hotplug does, allows plug and play? I was messing around earlier trying to get a usb storage devivce working. I tried /etc/init.d/hotplug stop then /etc/init.d/hotplug start , was that unneccesary?

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Old 12-17-2003, 05:44 PM   #4
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My bad, I am using Mandrake 9.2 w/all updates and 2.4.22-21 kernel.
Basically the "checking for new hardware" at startup is what makes the other mouse work (confirms it was added and what not)
 
Old 12-17-2003, 05:50 PM   #5
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I also have hotplug installed (Installed with mandrake)
 
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I don't know how mdk handles this, I'm using
http://www.dotaster.com/~shuu/linux/usbmgr/
to achieve those effects ... it's quite cool because
I can also achieve auto-mounting of my cam
when plugged-in and such :)


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