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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/usb-guide.xml,v 1.12 2006/08/30 16:18:07 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/usb-guide.xml,v 1.13 2006/11/27 00:13:19 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3 3
4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5 5
6<guide link="/doc/en/usb-guide.xml"> 6<guide link="/doc/en/usb-guide.xml">
7<title>Gentoo Linux USB Guide</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux USB Guide</title>
17 17
18<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 18<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
19<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 19<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
20<license/> 20<license/>
21 21
22<version>1.10</version> 22<version>1.11</version>
23<date>2006-08-30</date> 23<date>2006-11-26</date>
24 24
25<chapter> 25<chapter>
26<title>Introduction</title> 26<title>Introduction</title>
27<section> 27<section>
28<title>What is USB?</title> 28<title>What is USB?</title>
552<c>sys-apps/coldplug</c> does what hotplug does, but it does it for 552<c>sys-apps/coldplug</c> does what hotplug does, but it does it for
553<e>hot-pluggable</e> devices that are already connected at boot time. A good 553<e>hot-pluggable</e> devices that are already connected at boot time. A good
554example of this would be a USB Network card. Earlier, hotplug was the package 554example of this would be a USB Network card. Earlier, hotplug was the package
555responsible for handling both, but then it was split into hotplug and coldplug, 555responsible for handling both, but then it was split into hotplug and coldplug,
556with coldplug doing all the work. Install it if you have <e>hot-pluggable</e> 556with coldplug doing all the work. Install it if you have <e>hot-pluggable</e>
557devices that you need activated on boot up. 557devices that you need activated on boot up. Afterward, you can add the coldplug
558init script to the boot runlevel.
558</p> 559</p>
559 560
560<pre caption="Installing coldplug"> 561<pre caption="Installing coldplug">
561# <i>emerge coldplug</i> 562# <i>emerge coldplug</i>
562<comment>(And you can add it to the boot runlevel)</comment> 563<comment>(And you can add it to the boot runlevel)</comment>
564 * coldplug added to runlevel boot 565 * coldplug added to runlevel boot
565 * rc-update complete. 566 * rc-update complete.
566</pre> 567</pre>
567 568
568<note> 569<note>
569The above initscript does what hotplug's initscript used to do (for already 570You no longer need to emerge <c>coldplug</c> if you're using <c>udev</c> version
570attached hot-pluggable devices). The current <path>/etc/init.d/hotplug</path> 571103 and higher, as udev itself will handle module loading. If you are upgrading
571script does nothing more than check if the CONFIG_HOTPLUG is enabled for the 572to version 103, you must unmerge coldplug (<c>emerge -aC coldplug</c>) before
572current kernel. 573upgrading udev. Be sure to remove the coldplug init script from all runlevels
574(<c>rc-update del coldplug</c>), and then delete it from
575<path>/etc/init.d/</path> afterward.
573</note> 576</note>
574 577
575</body> 578</body>
576</section> 579</section>
577</chapter> 580</chapter>

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