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kudzu

kudzu [options]

Red Hat Linux and relatives only. Detects new and changed hardware by comparing existing hardware against a database in /etc/sysconfig/hwconfig. Users are then given the opportunity to configure the hardware. Runs automatically at boot time.

Options

-b,--bus bus

Probe only on the bus specified.

-c,--class class

Probe only for the class of hardware specified.

-f,--file filename

Read hardware info from the specified file instead of probing for existing hardware.

-?,--help

Display help information.

-k,--kernel n

Check for kernel modules only in the specified kernel version.

-p,--probe

Probe only: print hardware information to stdout, but do not configure any devices found.

-q,--quiet

Do not prompt user for any information; perform only non-interactive configurations.

-s,--safe

Safe mode: skip probes that interrupt hardware currently in use. This does not check serial ports, DDC monitors, or PS/2 ports.

-t,--timeout n

Number of seconds to wait for user input on initial configuration dialog. No configuration will be written to disk if there is no user input during this time.

--usage

Display short usage message.