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Old 12-09-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Are you interested: Linux Auto Hardware Installer Daemon Project ?

Linux Auto Hardware Installer Daemon Project
what it is: Auto Hardware Installer Daemon Project is a daemon that makes your life easier, and gives you all in Linux to save your time. Linux is not always meant to be complicated, and can be simple as just plug to install a new element of hardware.

apt-get install lahid
rpm lahid
and the /etc/init.d/lahid start at boot, let the process run

- you are for instance playing a movie
- you feel like you need one new hardware for your system,
- go to the mall, buy it,
- back home simply plug
- and continue what you were doing before like nothing happens
X message to display :0.0 => xmessage " Device label X just installed. Click OK"
* the daemon see the new hardware
* control its references : fabricant, idproduct, deviceBus, ...
* go to /
* download the driver in the /tmp
* unpack it
* verify the kernel in its /boot/configX
(if necessary propose to recompile (please do not tell me that it is not that difficult and it could be automatic, but we try to avoid recompiling the kernel)
* and start installing the driver / modules (./configure ; make ; make install way) located in the automatic hardware installer of the downloaded package
* and continue what you were doing (just clicking on OK on the display 0.0)
* Driver Installed: You save 20 min of time (and life mb. )

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Does it rely on hal, dbus, and udev or is it Something Completely Different?
Is it something like
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I'd like to know if it could be set to use a distribution package manager to install the driver instead of trying to unpack the sources. Any info on that?


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