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How do I scan for new hardware?

Postby ditchmagnet on Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:59 pm

I just realised I had the floppy disabled in the bios during installation. Now I have the flppy enabled, but Mint 6 does not see the drive. there is no floppy in nautilus, or gnome device manager. Is there something I can run that will do device detection as it does during install?
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Re: How do I scan for new hardware?

Postby distoaddict on Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:42 am

the easiest way i found was to add floppy to /etc/modules ie

# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
#
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.

fuse
lp
floppy

under root.it's not enabled by default.
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Re: How do I scan for new hardware?

Postby ditchmagnet on Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:31 am

Thanks, that worked perfectly.
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