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Old 11-10-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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just wondering...



windows has the 'plug and play' feature that reconises and installs hardware.



but how do you do connect other devices when using Linux?



EDIT: oops probably should have posted in the operating system section...
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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cheers....


can anyone help me then, please.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:33 PM   #4
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I believe that Linux has "hotplugging" which allows you to put new hardware in and have it be detected automatically.
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:31 PM   #5
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ok, how about knopix? (think thats how its spelt)



is that the same?
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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yep, all linux operating systems use hotplug or something similar to detect new hardware upon booting the system. Knoppix uses only hotplug since it is a live cd, therefore all of your devices and peripherals are configured at each boot of the cd and you can easily plug in anything else while running and have it recognized
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:34 PM   #7
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GNU/Linux also has a similar "plug and play" feature. However whether the device is detected or not will depend on the compatibility.
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