kudzu(1)                                                              kudzu(1)


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




       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.


              Show short usage message.

       --help, -?
              Print help information.

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

       -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

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


              Listing of current installed hardware.

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

              Module configuration file.

              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.


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