kudzu

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
BUGS
AUTHOR

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 hardware, 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/conf.modules, /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/, and /etc/X11/XF86Config.

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.

-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.

FILES

/etc/sysconfig/hwconf

Listing of current installed hardware.

/etc/conf.modules

Module configuration file.

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*

Network interface configuration files.

/usr/share/kudzu/pcitable

PCI id to driver mappings.

BUGS

The serial probe will disturb any currently in-use devices, and returns odd results if used on machines acting as serial consoles.

AUTHOR

Red Hat, Inc.