Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Oct 2006 21:02 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "For years, most Linux distributions have been using an init daemon based on the one found in Unix System V. The init daemon is spawned by the kernel itself, and tasked with booting the rest of the system, starting all other processes, and taking care of them when they need to be stopped or when they die. While the System V init setup has worked well for Linux in the past, it hasn't aged well - which is why we're replacing the aging init system with Upstart in Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft."
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RE[2]: I really like this
by philip.may on Wed 4th Oct 2006 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE: I really like this"
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After it is up, plug in a usb mouse and a usb keyboard and start typing. You can unplug the old keyboard and mouse and toss them in the trash if you like.

I think you misinterpreted what the previous poster was saying, it's not a case of hot plugging usb devices which we all know linux does very well these days but a case of the modules being dynamically loaded when those devices are plugged in, I may be wrong but my understanding is that those modules are currently loaded at boot regardless of whether or not the related devices are connected or even going to be connected.

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RE[3]: I really like this
by bhearsum on Thu 5th Oct 2006 02:39 in reply to "RE[2]: I really like this"
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That's actually not the case. Hotplug can load and unload device drivers as well as do other things.

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RE[3]: I really like this
by RenatoRam on Thu 5th Oct 2006 07:45 in reply to "RE[2]: I really like this"
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try to watch /var/log/messages when you plug some hardware in

The modules are loaded on demand, and this has been the case... well, forever.

I remember that the ppa module for my ancient PARALLEL iomega Zip was loaded on the fly in the 2.2 series kernel. That's... 8 years ago?

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