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raysr 06-29-2005 12:57 PM

USB detection
Mandriva seems to have a problem dectecting any usb device. Mouse, printer, external sound card. Is this something I can fix? Thanks.

kencaz 06-29-2005 01:11 PM

Check the Man pages for "hotplug" located in /etc/init.d/hotplug

$ man hotplug

There you can get status, start and stop services such as USB autodetect...


gnukish 06-29-2005 01:14 PM

Login as root before typing the command.
Type kudzu, its a hardware detection/config tool that comes with almost every linux distro(but its given by redhat)


root@localhost root $ kudzu
To know more about , kudzu, read the man pages.


root@localhost root $ man kudzu
After typing man kudzu , press enter. the manual page will be displayed.

You would also want to , have a look at this thread :

raysr 06-29-2005 05:21 PM

kudzu- command not found

gnukish 06-29-2005 11:36 PM

kudzu, not found .... You can try hotplug as suggested by kencaz

raysr 06-30-2005 12:34 AM

I went into MCC and turned on hotplug but it still won't detect a usb mouse. Somehow I got the mouse messed up, what a deal that was to fix.

gnukish 07-03-2005 01:31 PM

There is a converter for ps/2 to usb. Why dont u buy it.... this way u wont have to go the hard way ... sorry if this suggestion is stupid.

raysr 07-03-2005 09:29 PM

Thanks for the reply. Yep, I have the adapter, just wanted to see if usb mouse would work the way it should work.

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