Managing Hardware Under Linux

In this chapter, you will learn about

•   Discovering devices

•   Managing kernel modules

•   Referencing kernel and user space

•   Configuring hardware devices

•   Configuring Bluetooth

•   Configuring Wi-Fi

•   Configuring storage devices

•   Printing in Linux

Consumer products actually have to be stronger than military.

—Jerry Lawson, Fairchild

In this chapter we are going to explore how system devices are discovered and made available to system applications as well as some of the commands you may use to obtain information concerning system hardware. Only the first two topics, “Discovering Devices” and “Managing Kernel Modules,” are covered on the Linux+ exam. The other material is provided as reference ...

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