kudzu



kudzu(1)                                                              kudzu(1)




NAME

       kudzu - detects and configures new and/or changed hardware on a system



SYNOPSIS

       kudzu


DESCRIPTION

       kudzu  detects  and configures new and/or changed hardware on a system.
       When started, kudzu detects the current hardware, and checks it against
       a  database  stored  in  /etc/sysconfig/hwconf,  if one exists. It then
       determines if any hardware has been added or removed from  the  system.
       If  so, it gives the users the opportunity to configure any added hard-
       ware, and  unconfigure  any  removed  hardware.  It  then  updates  the
       database in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.

       If  no  previous  database  exists,  kudzu  attempts  to determine what
       devices have already been configured, by looking at /etc/modprobe.conf,
       /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/, and /etc/X11/xorg.conf.



OPTIONS

       --usage
              Show short usage message.

       --help, -?
              Print help information.

       -q, --quiet
              Run  ’quietly’;  do only configuration that doesn’t require user
              input.

       -s, --safe
              Do only ’safe’ probes that won’t  disturb  hardware.  Currently,
              this  disables  the serial probe, the DDC monitor probe, and the
              PS/2 probe.

       -t, --timeout [seconds]
              This sets the timeout for the  initial  dialog.  If  no  key  is
              pressed   before   the   timeout   elapses,   kudzu  exits,  and
              /etc/sysconfig/hwconf is not updated.

       -k, --kernel [version]
              When determining whether a module exists, use the specified ker-
              nel  version.  (If  this  is not set, it defaults to the current
              kernel version.) Do not specify suffixes such as ’smp’ or  ’sum-
              mit’; these are automatically searched.

       -b, --bus [bus]
              Only probe on the specified bus.

       -c, --class [class]
              Only probe for the specified class.

       -f, --file [file]
              Read  hardware probe info from file file and do not do an actual
              probe.

       -p, --probe
              Print probe information to the screen, and do not actually  con-
              figure or unconfigure any devices.


FILES

       /etc/sysconfig/hwconf
              Listing of current installed hardware.

       /etc/sysconfig/kudzu
              Configuration  for  the  boot-time hardware probe. Set ’SAFE’ to
              something other than ’no’ to force only safe probes.

       /etc/modprobe.conf
              Module configuration file.

       /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*
              Network interface configuration files.


       BUGS   The serial probe will disturb any currently in-use devices,  and
              returns  odd  results  if used on machines acting as serial con-
              soles. On some older  graphics  cards,  the  DDC  probe  can  do
              strange things.


AUTHOR

       Red Hat, Inc.



4th Berkeley Distribution        Red Hat, Inc.                        kudzu(1)

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