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SubjectRe: Ease of hardware configuration
On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 05:27:34PM -0600, Josh Hansen wrote:
> Now here comes the radical part (ok, so all of this is somewhat radical): the
> configuration utility connects to a server such as or
> some other slick domain name and downloads the appropriate kernel module
> binaries for the hardware based on kernel version number and architecture
> (example: nVidia GeForce module for kernel 2.4.13 on i386, or USB Scanner
> module for kernel 2.4.4 on PowerPC). Once the module is obtained, it is
> loaded into the kernel (with explicit IO/IRQ parameters for older hardware if
> necessary).
> Once the module is loaded, the utility quits.

Please check out the linux-hotplug package:

It does most of what you are talking about right now. And if it's
missing anything that you want, feel free to contribute :)


greg k-h
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