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 Post subject: Q: Differencess between device management in linux - vista
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:28 am 
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Whats the differencese between device management in linux and windows vista?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 857AAsOiDv
If you could point me to some online resources that would be good too. many thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Q: Differencess between device management in linux - vis
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:30 am 
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You did not mention specific peripherals as printer, pocket pc, ipod, etc. But here are some general information links with good information and advanced if nessessary....

Udev: Introduction to Device Management In Modern Linux System
http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/peri ... 80950-udev
"Modern Linux distributions are capable of identifying a hardware component which is plugged into an already-running system. There are a lot of user-friendly distributions like Ubuntu, which will automatically run specific applications like Rhythmbox when a portable device like an iPod is plugged into the system. Hotplugging (which is the word used to describe the process of inserting devices into a running system) is achieved in a Linux distribution by a combination of three components: Udev, HAL, and Dbus....."

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Introduction to managing Linux devices
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocente ... intro.html

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Device management best practices on UNIX/Linux - Symantec
http://www.symantec.com/business/suppor ... &actp=LIST
"Mar 10, 2011 ... Device management best practices on UNIX/Linux. The following items are device management best practices: Monitor the NetBackup system log ..."

udev
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udev
"udev is the device manager for the Linux kernel. Primarily, it manages device nodes in /dev. It is the successor of devfs and hotplug, which means that it handles the /dev directory and all user space actions when adding/removing devices, including firmware load....."

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