Chapter 6. Analyzing Hardware


Similar to other operating systems, Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be configured to use drivers, also known as kernel modules, for each supported device. If the device is connected to the system during the installation process, the installation program will attempt to configure the system to automatically load the device driver on startup. One convenience of Linux is that most drivers are included with the operating system. There is no need to remember where you put a driver disk or search for a driver on the manufacturer’s website. Red Hat Enterprise Linux includes drivers that are ...

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