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Old 01-08-2002, 08:43 PM   #1
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hardware check before loading kernel

I'm having some problems with my soundcard after a RedHat 7.2 installation. I have an HP Kayak with an ad1816 sound card. After much tribulation, I finally got(what I think is) a good modules.conf.

Is there a way to make sure that the hardware is OK before I load the module into the kernel(something similar to hpux's ioscan, maybe?)

More generally, how can I get information from the OS about my hardware?

Thanks very much.

Old 01-10-2002, 03:59 AM   #2
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you can type kudzu at the cammand line. This will search for new hardware and I think you get the option to load the module (if it exists), if you want to.

You can check out all sorts of stuff pertaining to hardware in the /proc directory. It doesnt take much looking around.

Other than that you can do lsmod to see which modules you have loaded.
And modprobe \* to load all modules that exist mfor your hardware.

You really need to find out what the loadable module for that model of sound card is called, and load that. You can always remove it again. And no reboot!


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