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In WartyWarthog, multiple independent hardware detection systems were used:

  • The installer (debian-installer) uses discover1 to load kernel modules
  • The installed system uses hotplug to load kernel modules, with some assistance from debian-installer via /etc/modules where hotplug support is not yet available
  • The live CD uses Knoppix hardware detection tools and methods to load kernel modules and configure the X server
  • The xserver-xfree86 package uses discover1 and custom scripts to configure the X server

For HoaryHedgehog, we will reduce this duplication, because it hampers maintenance and improvements to hardware detection.

  • The installer, the installed system and the live CD will standardize on hotplug to load kernel modules
  • The live CD will use xserver-xfree86's configuration infrastructure to configure the X server

From MatthewA.Nicholson Tue Nov 9 13:52:57 +0000 2004 From: Matthew A. Nicholson Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 13:52:57 +0000 Subject: Discover2 Message-ID: <20041109135257+0000@www.ubuntulinux.org>

What about using discover2 for the detection of new hardware that hotplug does not detect?

From MattZimmerman Wed Nov 10 21:45:36 +0000 2004 From: Matt Zimmerman Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 21:45:36 +0000 Subject: Re: Discover2 Message-ID: <20041110214536+0000@www.ubuntulinux.org>

We would rather improve hotplug, as it seems to be the right way forward.


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