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Old 10-13-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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driver installation?


in windows you can easily see if a driver for a device is correctly installed using a program called Device Manager. My question, is there any program simmilar to this or how do i know that i have successfully installed the correct driver and see if the device is working? i'm just curious
 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:18 AM   #2
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the one you speak of is
lsmod

From wht i've recently understood, drivers in linux are called Modules,
lsmod lists the current modules that are installed and or running

and modprobe installs a module, rmmod removes it. but you'll have to read more about that to get the hang of it.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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so lsmod list the installed modules but how do i know that the modules are installed correctly?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 09:29 PM   #4
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The more appropriate term is "modules loaded". There's actually tons of modules "installed", most of which you don't use.

If it comes up in "lsmod", then it loaded correctly.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 10:38 PM   #5
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ok copy that clear. thanks!
 
  


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