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Old 07-29-2004, 08:41 PM   #1
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determine type of device for USB devices

I was wondering where can you look to determine what the kernal names each USB device that is plugged into the computer. EX: /dev/sda1 is usally a usb flash drive. I know this by reading some posts, but where can I ook to erify this.

Where are the system log files?

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You might also want to be familiar with lsusb.

There is also a gtk gui that might be on you system called usbview, which tries to make the lsusb output more people friendly.


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