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    USB detection

    I am using a BAFO BF-810 USB to serial converter. The problem is, it is not detected on bootup. It works fine if I unplug it and plug it back in again. However, I am using the computer remotely, so I can't be there to plug it in every time. How can I make this device be detected at startup?

    I am using Knoppix 3.9, and I have found that I can load the correct driver in a startup script:
    Code:
    insmod /lib/modules/2.6.11/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.ko
    But I don't know how to tell Knoppix to scan for the new device after loading this driver. It still won't recognize it until I replug the device.

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Re: USB detection

    Quote Originally Posted by g6con
    But I don't know how to tell Knoppix to scan for the new device after loading this driver. It still won't recognize it until I replug the device.
    Skimming through the man pages makes me thing that "hotplug" may be what you are looking for. In particular, try hotplug-knoppix.

    Another command that may be worth a shot is "hwsetup -p".

    Let us know if those work.

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    - Robert
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    I found that I also had to insmod a driver called pl2303.ko. That got it to work.

    Thanks

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