im a 'newbie' and had enough of the windblows world. and found opensuse to be very nice and user friendly. however, im running a hp laptop dv 6000 (was) connected to a HP xb3000 notebook expansion base. the laptop itself only has 3 usb ports and i need 5 and i also dont like disconnecting all the cables when i have to run out.

anyone have any advice on how to get opensuse 11.3 to recognize the expansion base ?

thank you in advance