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Old 07-05-2002, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question Device Drivers

I have successfully installed Linux 7.1 on my computer. Now, I at the part of installing device drivers. I am reading a book that says the kernel will recognize some devices. If it does than do I need to install the drivers for that specific device? (ie. motherboard).

Another question. My system is not recognizing my cdrom at start up. When booting it just shows my hard drive as primary master. It doenst show anything under secondary master for my cdrom. It i unplug my cdrom and plug it back in, restart the system. It will recognize it until I shut down the system. Is this a driver problem or something along those lines?

Old 07-05-2002, 05:15 PM   #2
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If it sees all you devices (sound, video) cards, you don't
a have to do anything the correct "modules" are loade
to "lsmod" (in terminal window) to see loaded modules

cdrom are mounted by default, if you have one harddrive
(/dev/hda) then you CD is /dev/hdb

If there is a icon on you desktop for the CD click on?
You may also be able to accesss via a file manager,
KDE or Gnome.

You can also mount it manualy by logining in as "root"
(as apposed to the your "user" account" by typing
this at the command/shell prompt

mount /dev/hdb /mnt/cdrom

or try:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

If you new to Linux/Unix I would suggest reading thist How to ( amoung others):


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