Detects and configures new or changed hardware on a system.
Now lets see the manual of kudzu service.Manual kudzu:NAME
kudzu - detects and configures new and/or changed hardware on a systemSYNOPSIS
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 hardware, and unconfigure any removed hardware. It then updates the database 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/xorg.conf.OPTIONS
Show short usage message.
Print help information.
Run 'quietly'; do only configuration that doesn't require user input.
Do only 'safe' probes that won't disturb hardware. Currently, this disables the serial probe, the DDC
monitor probe, and the PS/2 probe.
-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 kernel version. (If this is not set, it defaults
to the current kernel version.) Do not specify suffixes such as 'smp' or 'summit'; these are
-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 probe.
Print probe information to the screen, and do not actually configure or unconfigure any devices.FILES
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 consoles. On some older graphics cards, the DDC probe can do strange things.AUTHOR
Red Hat, Inc.