Linux programming position
smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 16:10:47 MDT 2005
>>I don't think thats the point. The fact is AFAIK know school teaches
>>hardware detection, except the school of hard knocks, and cheap
>>chinese knock off components. The fact is if you've ever tried to get
>>obscure unsupported hardware going, you probably have experience with
>>And when it comes down to it, lspci is usually all you need to know ;)
>I was thinking more along the lines of doing that programatically. ie:
>device drivers/hot plug/cold plug/ etc. (Been staring at the command
>line to long today :)
>PLUG: http://plug.org, #utah on irc.freenode.net
>Don't fear the penguin.
I've been considering looking into creation of something similar to
NDISwrapper, for all types of hardware, and then having a bootscript run
lspci against known hardware. If the driver is not present, then just
go wget it unzip/whatever and poof instant hardware driver. Just
recycling the old windows drivers.
Of course this is a pipe dream, that would require quite alot of ifs, to
be in place before it could work.
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