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SubjectRe: Quick question.
> Is it *only* possible to do I/O port (or PCI bus or whatever) probing 
> in kernel?
> I'd like to be able to probe for certain hardware, but I'm wondering
> if I'll have to write a kernel module to do it ?

You can do it from user mode, but you must be root.

I think there is a HOWTO on this.

Andrew E. Mileski
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