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Old 12-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Red face how is device management in linux done.

how is device management in linux done. please I need this answer asap. its a project topic I must get a comphrensive answer before saturday 15 dec 2012 bcos I must defend the answer this wednesday 19 dec 2012. thanks.
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What do you mean??? You want volunteers to answer your answers in the thesis and complete it as well? And why not take some effort to let us know what you have done till now so that others can better help you. Also, what do you mean by device management? What do you exactly want to know?
Old 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Here is it. I was asked to prepare a seminar on device management in linux. Device management is one of the components of an operating system. For now, I know linux is a kernel and it does not include applications like file system utilities and so on. Chattanya, I hope you understand my question now. Its simply an explanation on how device management is done in Linux. Thanks friends!
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Hi, welcome to LQ,

you may want to read here:
read "3 PC-Hardware", afterwards you will be able to ask more specific questions.

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Here are few articles to help you understand Device Management under Linux. One article is about Ubuntu which is a Linux distribution. Read and learn what you can it should help you with your seminar; good luck.

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There is no single answer to that question. Device managment is done in the kernel for some, userspace for others. While the kernel so most of the job detecting devices and loading the correct drive, udev will take care of population the /dev directory, hosting virtual sockets to access IO based devices. Then there is Xorg, aslo managing devices at an higher level, so is FUSE and libusb to some extents. Application themselves can manage devices if the physical port is handled in /dev or libusb. An example would be CUPS, the printer device manager or a serial (COM1/RS232) device terminal.

That list everything you need, you have to figure out the details if you are not done yet.


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