kudzu(1) General Commands Manual kudzu(1)
kudzu - detects and configures new and/or changed hardware on a system
kudzu detects and configures new and/or changed hardware on a system.
When started, kudzu detects the current hardware, and checks it against
a database stored in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf, if one exists. It then
determines if any hardware has been added or removed from the system.
If so, it gives the users the opportunity to configure any added hard-
ware, and unconfigure any removed hardware. It then updates the data-
base in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.
If no previous database exists, kudzu attempts to determine what
devices have already been configured, by looking at /etc/modprobe.conf,
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/, and /etc/X11/XF86Config.
Show short usage message.
Print help information.
Run 'quietly'; do only configuration that doesn't require user
Do only 'safe' probes that won't disturb hardware. Currently,
this disables the serial probe, the DDC monitor probe, and the
-t, --timeout [seconds]
This sets the timeout for the initial dialog. If no key is
pressed before the timeout elapses, kudzu exits, and
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf is not updated.
-k, --kernel [version]
When determining whether a module exists, use the specified ker-
nel version. (If this is not set, it defaults to the current
kernel version.) Do not specify suffixes such as 'smp' or 'sum-
mit'; these are automatically searched.
-b, --bus [bus]
Only probe on the specified bus.
-c, --class [class]
Only probe for the specified class.
-f, --file [file]
Read hardware probe info from file file and do not do an actual
Print probe information to the screen, and do not actually con-
figure or unconfigure any devices.
Listing of current installed hardware.
Configuration for the boot-time hardware probe. Set 'SAFE' to
something other than 'no' to force only safe probes.
Module configuration file.
Network interface configuration files.
BUGS The serial probe will disturb any currently in-use devices, and
returns odd results if used on machines acting as serial con-
soles. On some older graphics cards, the DDC probe can do
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