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    Default linux Driver File Handling

    Hi,

    I am new in Linux...

    In microsoft windows, all driver files such as usb will be installed before users can use. All the driver files will be installed and keep in system which I would not want to because most of the usb pendrive is others. My Windows is protected by Windows steady state which help me to eliminate the problem.

    In OpenSuse Linux, I would like to know whether if usb driver files saved in the system itself or do not?If the Suse Linux saving the usb driver files, how do i remove it?

    Regards,
    AndyAngel

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: linux Driver File Handling

    welcome to modern, efficient and fun open source software!

    unlike old fashioned software there is not a big directory where all
    drivers are stored..

    instead the drivers are, for the most part, built into the kernel..
    additionally, some are in loadable modules which are inserted/removed
    as needed...those are usually in /lib/modules (a place where only root
    should go--never log into KDE, Gnome, or other as root!)

    this and many other concepts which are different from your old
    software are covered here: http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts

    this particular question is in section 10. but ALL of the info will be
    useful to those new to linux..

    you will also benefit from these:

    http://tinyurl.com/3vwrzl
    http://tinyurl.com/ktvdr9
    http://tinyurl.com/6289dw

    And, when you get frustrated, and BEFORE you give up and go back, read
    "Linux is Not Windows": http://tinyurl.com/8b9s6

    and, i need to say: i have NO idea why you need or want to remove
    drivers from your Redmond box....so, maybe you need to explain
    more...or wait for someone who knows something about windows to show
    up here and give you more help than i can..

    --
    goldie
    Give a hacker a fish and you feed him for a day.
    Teach man and you feed him for a lifetime.

    Note: Accuracy, completeness, legality, or usefulness of this posting
    may be illusive.

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    Default Re: linux Driver File Handling

    thanks pal.

    Just What i see from windows environment. In windows, all the drivers like usb pendrive, memory cards etc..all will be installed and stored in the system itself so next time will be able to used.

    Lets say a common pc in a room and 6000 students going to put different usb devices in that pc, what happened in windows is that all the 6000 driver files will be installed in the system...wow....

    Hope you understand my situation..

    You answer my question already.. thanks you

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: linux Driver File Handling

    > Lets say a common pc in a room and 6000 students going to put different
    > usb devices in that pc, what happened in windows is that all the 6000
    > driver files will be installed in the system...wow....


    oh wow....well, i guess there will be some of those same students
    which will (for example) expect their iPhone to "just work" (at
    iTunes) if plugged in, and (as far as i know--and, i don't know cause
    i don't and won't have an iPhone) instead of "just works" it "just
    won't"..

    so, the problem of proprietary systems locking folks into their system
    (and others out) is NOT erased just because you move off a proprietary
    operating system and onto an open source one..

    only guessing still, but i guess an a/gPhone (android/google) will
    work, eventually...if not sooner..

    --
    goldie

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