Sunday, August 15, 2004

Bringing up USB devices

Today's tidbit... bringing up USB devices. I had booted up my machine and did not realize that my USB printer was not plugged in. I did not want to reboot just to print, but for the life of me couldn't find a way to "start" my printer. This did the trick - from the command line:

modprobe usbcore

My printer was detected as idle, and I could print. If there are other ways to get a USB device detected post-bootup, please post a comment and let me know :)

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