Tom Diehl on Tue, 16 Sep 2003 22:42:19 -0400

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[PLUG] Re: Compiling Kernels/Setting up USB Devices

On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Art Clemons wrote:

> > I've looked up some howto on the internet but most of them aren't basic enough 
> > for me to really understand what is going on or they assume you know how to 
> > compile a kernal or module.
> > 
> > the computer is a P4 with an intel motherboard.
> First are you sure that the distribution doesn't have modules which can 
> in effect be added to a running kernel and allow you to use your USB 
> port as well as your visor?  Instead of the books, I'ld try looking on 
> the RedHat site and see if others have solved your problem with modules 
> or recompiling the kernel and how they did it.  Since you want a 
> relatively minor change and you're new, try the simplest solution first.

You should not have to recompile the kernel. Most usb stuff on RHL "just works".

I would suggest watching the logs when you plug in one of the devices and see
what it says. If that does not help post more info here and see if anyone has
any further suggestions.


......Tom		Registered Linux User #14522	My current SpamTrap ------->

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