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Old 01-26-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Detecting new hardware

Hi guys

Is there a command in linux rh-8 that you can issue to detect new hardware or to kinda probe for hardware that doesnt work. Lets say for example your network card doesnt work because it doesnt have drivers. The drivers are in the system somewhere but you dont know where and dont know which ones you need for your NIC card. So is there a command or software or anything taht can help you resolve this problem?

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Old 01-26-2004, 06:18 PM   #2
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if your card is pci --> scanpci will return vendor id's and pci location. These are used when a driver is loaded.. Find a driver that works with the vendor Id.

kudzu will scan for new hardware also. It usually runs at boot unless you disable it.

Hope this helps.
Old 01-27-2004, 05:41 PM   #3
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I issued the scanpci command but it gave me "device unknown" for all of the pci slots. So for example in video it gave me this

NviDia Device Unknown

So i still dont know which drivers video card uses. Any other thoughts?


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